How to ? Pick the right job for you

How to ? Pick the right job for you

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in life.  It’s about so much more than deciding what you will do to make a living. To start with; think about the amount of time we spend at work. We are on the job roughly 71% of each year. Throughout our lives, this comes to an average of 31? years out of the 45 years most of us spend working, from the beginning of our careers until retirement.

The importance of selecting a career where we are challenged but also happy cannot be stressed enough! The best way to make sure that doesn’t happen to you is to make a well-thought out decision and plan your career well from your job search through to employment.

1. Know what you are looking for

Before you start actively searching for jobs, it is important to understand exactly what type of role you are looking for. If you are unclear, do some research in your field, see what areas interest you and what transferable skills you could bring to the environment.

2. Do your own research

If you find a job that stands out to you, do more than just apply for the position. Use your connections through LinkedIn, Facebook and any other platforms where you can find out more information about the company. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people that may work for the organisation and ask for their opinion, it shows that you are motivated and hey, they may even recommend you.

3. Interviewing is a two-way street

When you are positioned to have your interview, it is just as critical for you to interview them as it is for them to interview you!

Make sure that you are prepared to answer some difficult questions but also take questions that you are wanting to know about them. This can be used as a great opportunity for you to find out if the company and the role is the right fit for you.

4. Investigate the company culture.

Company culture and environment is now considered one of the top priorities by candidates alongside earning potential and career progression. The role might appear to be the right fit and it absolutely could be, but is it the right move for you at this specific stage in your career. Is it too formal? Is it too casual? What is the structure like? Are there opportunities for advancement? All these conditions will factor into how well the role is suited to you.

 

5. Is the job the right fit

After you have gone through the first four stages and you have decided that you want to work for the company, carefully evaluate the job offer.

Ask yourself:

Do you truly want this job?

Will you be happy there?

Will you have the flexibility that you desire?

Will you be able to maintain a healthy work /life balance?

Is the salary what you expected?

What is the travel like and the hours?

Not all jobs turn out to what we first envisaged, but if you do all the right things first you can eliminate the large number of roles that won’t fulfill your requirements.

The difference with dealing with myself or any of my colleagues is that we help you go through this process and help you find the right job that is the right fit for you. We understand that there are many aspects that contribute to job satisfaction and we take pride in taking this journey together.

Please feel free to contact me if you are seeking a change in your career and would like to take on this journey together.

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