Important Things To Consider When Looking For In A New Job
Searching for a new job can be an incredibly difficult process, especially if you don’t know where to start.
Whether this is your first-time looking for a job or it’s been a while since you had to search, navigating recruitment is definitely not for the faint heartend. From filling out 100s of job applications to attending long-winded and dead end interviews – you’ll be glad when you finally land that dream job.
To help you get started with your job search, here are 6 important things you should consider when looking for a new job.
What Position Do You Want To Move Into?
Before you start looking for jobs you really need to think about the type of position you want to be in. Are you looking for a role that is similar to the one you have no, or are you thinking of moving on to something a little higher up? Maybe you’re considering a completely different career path.
Planning this out beforehand will help narrow down your search as it will mean you’re not going in blindly. Whilst searching for ‘jobs’ in your area may seem like the best route to take, it’s much better to only focus on the ones that you’re interested in.
What Is The Minimum Salary You Will Accept?
Working out the minimum salary you will accept will help narrow down your choices, ensuring you’re only applying to positions that are worth your time. Most recruitment websites will allow you to set search terms based on salary, so setting these before you start your search will help save a lot of time.
Imagine getting through the interview stage only to realise the salary is not what you expected, you would feel dissapointed and as though you wasted your time, right?
How Many Hours Do You Want To Do?
Another thing to consider before you start you job search is the amount of hours you want to work. Most positions will be full time, however if you’re looking for a more bespoke structure in terms of hours it’s worth deciding this beforehand.
Often people need positions that centre around school times so they can continue to pick up their kids, other times people prefer to work nights to increase their earning potential. Working all of this out before you start applying will really help streamline the whole process.
What Does It Need To Offer To Ensure It’s An Environment You’re Happy To Work In?
Once you’ve worked out what kind of position you want to take, the salary you want to work towards and the hours your want to work – it’s time to start thinking about the company you want to work for.
As employee mental health is incredibly important, thinking about the different things a business needs to offer to ensure it’s an environment you’re happy to work in will be extremely beneficial. Whether this means they need to offer you a company car, they need to have bonuses and benefits or whether you simply need to get on with the whole team – doing what you can to make your career enjoyable will help you in the long-run.
Are you looking for a new job? Let me know if you use any of the above tips during your search in the comment section below.
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