Things You Need To Consider As A Job Seeker

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With the paraphernalia of getting a new job and stepping out of the “unemployed” zone, lots of folks fail to take into consideration certain red flags indicated in their newfound workplace or job offer.

I know job hunting can be quite a bug, trust me, I’ve been there, so I understand people why to jump at the slightest offer without taking a deep breath into many issues which we will be discussing in this article.

A new job could be an answered prayer, a way out of so many disasters, and of course a means of paying outstanding and subsequent bills but understanding your job description, how you need to go about it and the challenges you may face could go a long way in helping you decide to stay or keep searching. So, am going to discuss some things or red tapes to look out for in searching for a job or if any offer comes on.

Things You Need To Consider As A Job Seeker

1. Company Core Values

Most people think “It doesn’t matter, am just a staff or new recruit” but sooner or later they come face to face with this part of the job they never thought could be a headache. What the company values, its the mission, and goal could either provide more oxygen to making your passion burn or quench it.

If the company values its employees or customers and deep down you know you haven’t got that ability it could be a big challenge especially if you do not know how to improve over time.

In a situation where the company’s core values are in conflict with your values, what do you do?

2. Company Background

Lots of job seekers always love to dig in on the company’s history it’s not a crazy move. Understanding how the company or firm came to be could foster a passion to work there. Some employers discuss their company history to create a sense of understanding and commitment to duty in their employees.

You’ll discover that companies that had a hard time growing will always have a secret that helped its success and knowing that could help prepare an employee to work hard and smart for the continuous growth of their workplace.

3. Location

Yes, this is another issue to consider. Getting a job that gets you out of town or your vicinity is it really a nice option? Will the location cause extra cost or is it close enough?

Why workplace location is important is because accidents happen most time and oh, I’m not trying to sound pessimistic here but things could get out of hand and you need to rush home or imagine leaving late from work and getting stranded on the road because of your distance. These days hitchhiking aren’t a safe option especially if you do not own a vehicle.

4. Working Hour

Does your working hour leave you with enough time to have fun, hang out with friends or attend a concert? If the answer is a NO then you might want to reconsider but there won’t be much to consider if you are a loner as I am.

You may want to try out other privileges but if you are stuck in a rut, there may be little or nothing to salvage the situation. I love to play the piano on Wednesday evening at a local church but a job that consumes all that time and leaves me with no opportunity to try my hands on the piano especially if that makes me happy or fetches extra income might get me to reconsider.

5. Salary

Oh, I didn’t leave that out. It’s actually the most important anyway. This could be the ultimate reason why most people seek employment opportunities, for the money, of course, you don’t want to work for charity do yea, the salary is an important issue to worry about.

Getting a job is not enough but can the salary pay your bills and still leave a large sum for other needs? You might want to think about that

6. Coworkers

You know, I can’t be at a place where I can’t relate with my colleagues. They do not need to be my friends, I only need people to share ideas with and of course ask questions and get corrected.

Your salary and the comfortable environment will not be enough once you start noticing you have colleagues who don’t like you or wag their tongues about every single thing you do.

7. Job Description

Having prior knowledge of what the job specification is could help you decide if to take on the job or not. Some jobs do require their employees to acquire some IT knowledge and if you do not have that competency, you could get thrown out on your first day at work. Possessing some skills which are not in school is a product of self-development and you might want to build on yourself before taking that job offer.

8. Benefits

While most Job contracts do not state benefits, some do. The benefits may not really be a need for concern but most people love to ask about that. Many job places offer rewards, accolades, and vacations to their employees, an opportunity to widen your horizon, grow and meet new people. These benefits could be a major reason why most people stick with their jobs. Job seekers need to know the kind of stuff they’ll be getting themselves into before getting on track. As the saying goes, “just because it’s good enough doesn’t mean it’s good enough for you.”

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