If you’re looking for a job, now is the right time to start applying; the unemployment rate is currently low which gives applicants more options. Whether you decide to search for a job in your current field or try something new, you need to think about your values. To find your next job, you need to think about what you need based on your financial situation, what is important to you in the workplace and what you disliked from previous jobs. To confidently know if a job is for you, know what factors will affect your decision.
Assess your situation and decide on these important factors when trying to find the right job:
Based on your level of experience and where you are located, evaluate what your pay rate should be and how you should be paid. From what your current financial status is, decide if you have a preference in getting paid by the hour with the option of overtime or salary; it could narrow down potential job opportunities. When a potential employer asks you what your pay range is, you should have a prepared answer based on your research.
Keeping prior responsibilities in mind, think about what kind of hours you can commit to such as first, second or third shift; part-time or full-time; or a variety of shifts. Decide if you need dependable scheduled hours for your lifestyle, or if your schedule allows you to be on call. If you are looking into transitioning into working opposite hours than you’re accustomed to, make sure you are prepared to change your normal routine.
Whether you walk, take the bus or drive yourself, you need to have a plan for transportation no matter the weather conditions. If the location of potential jobs is far from where you live, you need to be prepared to commute by having reliable transportation.
Researching what the company does and what their standards are will help you decide if they’re the right fit for you. Talking to current or previous employees will give you an insider’s perspective and give you a chance to listen for any causes of concern. Based on what industry the company belongs to, you will need to be confident that you can be unbiased.
By researching on your own or speaking to current or past employees, you can understand what the work environment is like. For example, if they work on projects solo or as a team. By knowing how you work best, you can decide if the environment suits your style. If you’re open-minded to change, it is beneficial for your growth in your field by learning a new way to complete a project.
6. Option for Promotion
To advance in your career, it’s important to know if a company has promotional options in your field that will lead to an executive title and/or an increase in pay. Most companies have this opportunity whether it is a clear path or one that might not be as apparent.
Should You Make Compromises?
Depending on your financial situation, you need to decide how urgent your job selection is. When researching companies and reading job descriptions, you probably won’t find your dream job that fits 100 percent of your criteria but that’s okay. As you are looking for your dream job, you will need real work experience first, so say yes to the job even if it means you have to compromise. Don’t talk yourself out of a potential job that scares you because if you’re being realistic, saying no to a job offer could mean losing that opportunity forever.
The final decision is up to you, but finding the right job has never been easier than with Premier Staffing. Our focus is to connect you with quality employers actively looking to fulfill positions in their company. We try to make the process as easy as possible and by the end of it, you will have a job offer. Check out our jobs board today!