Woo! Look at all the options on this job board! But there is a lot there, so how do you confirm a new job will be one that you will actually enjoy? Let's go through the six focuses to consider!
- It all starts with the job description.
Read your job description carefully. It often tells you what type of company you'll find yourself doing. If it describes the new company or department as lively, energetic, with a big focus on teamwork, but you're shy, prefer working alone if possible, and want quiet, it may not be a good fit. If it appears too calm and you like intermingling with co-workers, it may not be the job for you.
- Take a look at where the job is located and consider your commute.
Know the company's name, so you know exactly where the job is: is the position at headquarters or in a satellite/branch location.
If your commute is 30-40 minutes or more, consider all issues before choosing this position, especially if the commute will be an hour or more.
Reconsider if you think a higher salary will compensate for that long commute.