Imagine this…. You’ve found a great job opportunity. Perhaps you’ve already interviewed for the position. You see yourself in this role, but want to ensure it checks all the boxes. Here comes the question…is the job right for you?
Below are 6 key factors to consider when deciding if the opportunity is a match.
Determine if you would like a remote, hybrid, or onsite position. Next, think about your commute. Are you willing to drive 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes? Some people are fine with longer commutes, using it as an opportunity to decompress or listen to audiobooks, podcasts, or music.
Are benefits important to you or your family? If you currently receive benefits from another source, this may not be crucial for you to seek out. If you are seeking benefits from this role, make sure they check the boxes for your needs. Keep in mind:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Coverage
- Stock Options
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement Benefits
- Gym Memberships
- EAP Program / Mental Health Support
When considering a job, do research on the company. Their values are at the core of every action that takes place. Whether it’s integrity, innovation, diversity, inclusion, or sustainability, think about the values that matter most to you in a company.
Company culture is extremely important. A healthy and cohesive company culture:
- …fulfills staff and fosters positive work relationships.
- …retains employees and creates loyalty.
- …increases mental health of staff.
- …encourages and motivates.
- …strengthens collaboration.
- …increases productivity.
- …enhances reputation.
If you are working with a recruiter, they will most likely ask you the following: if every box on your list is checked and the job looks perfect for you, at what point do we not notify you because of pay? Know your bottom dollar. Take into account that benefits, bonuses, and PTO can be encompassed in the category of pay.
The idea of a job may sound great to you, but understanding the day-to-day tasks of the role is crucial. If you cannot see yourself completing the daily responsibilities the job requires, then that particular role is most likely not for you. Sustainability is the key here when searching for a career that fulfills you.
The take away…
- Know your motivation.
- Know your bottom dollar.
- Know your value.
When it comes to finding the right job, take time to understand these key aspects for the role. Don’t get stuck on job titles or have tunnel vision when it comes to compensation. By prioritizing sustainability and aligning your career with your interests and needs, you’ll be able to find a fulfilling job that is right for you!
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