Looking for a fulfilling job? Ask yourself these key questions
Not looking forward to another boring day in the office? Have you lost your passion for work? It could be time to have a change. Find a job you would love by asking yourself these essential questions.
What is your best skill?
List out your skillset in as much detail as you can, identifying all your skills, such as time management, team work or negotiation.
We all tend to be more passionate about things we are good at or enjoy doing, it is hard to find that exact dream job which involves all of these so think about your strengths and weaknesses as honestly as possible and find a job which includes these.
What do you like about work?
It is rare to get a job where the pay is stupendous, the perks are amazing, and every minute is thrilling, it can be tempting to conjure up this vison. But a more effective and realistic approach is to reflect on what you liked and disliked about your past roles and use these to benefit you in your next move.
Was it the kind of work you were doing? – were you engaged with what you were doing or did you think that what you were doing was not making a valuable contribution.
Was it the way you worked? – did you enjoy working in a team? Do you enjoy having several projects or do you prefer to get really immersed in one. Do you enjoy interacting with clients or do you like to have admin-based role?
Was it the pace of the work? Are you a person who likes to take their time and not to be rushed or do you prefer a fast-paced atmosphere with tight deadlines and targets?
What kind of environment do you thrive in?
A chilled out, trendy company with amazing benefits and package can sound great on paper, but if the environment isn’t great for you, this could make you miserable.
It is important to get a feel for a company’s culture before accepting the job. The working environment and atmosphere is big contribute to your happiness in the work place. So, have a think about the previous places you have worked and ask yourself, what kind of environment gets the best out of you.
Have a look at their website and social media to see an insight of the work environment. Does it look like a culture you would fit in with?
Does it fit with your lifestyle?
A key factor that impacts on the attractiveness of a role is where your life is at that current time. Weigh up the all the options, the commute, relative quality of pay and working hours, can you work around these?
How do you want to impact the company?
What effect do you want to have on the company? It is important to know whether there are opportunities for you before accepting a job.
Points that might be worthwhile bringing up in an interview.
Finally, your dream job may not come straight away or maybe next time around. But by thinking about what matters to you, you will have a better chance of finding it.
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