Can You See Yourself Doing This Job for the Next 20 Years?

Can You See Yourself Doing This Job for the Next 20 Years?

If not, maybe it’s time to start looking! As a leading staffing agency, Peoplelink knows that when evaluating potential jobs, it’s not only important to consider the financials but also look at growth opportunity and career path. Here are some things to consider. 

Find the Right Match

Before starting your job search, make sure you’re looking for the right job. Spend some time thinking about what you’ve liked about past jobs and what you haven’t liked. If you’re feeling uncertain about your next career move, take a personality or career quiz to get some ideas about positions that would be a good fit for you.

It’s best to know where you’re headed before you start the job search journey. And if you haven’t been happy in past positions, you need to find out why so you don’t make the same mistake again.

Use Your Network to Get Insider Information

Once you know the kinds of jobs you want to go after and are ready to start your search, don’t forget to use the power of your network. Use your connections on LinkedIn and Facebook to see if you know anyone who works at the companies you’re applying to.

If you do, ask them for the inside scoop not only on getting hired, but what it’s really like to work at the firm. For instance, the company recruiting page may state that they offer opportunities for advancement, so ask your connection for specific examples. Your connection may even be able to provide you with a referral for the job.

Ask the Right Questions in the Interview

Too many candidates look at a job interview as a one-way street – the employer is evaluating them. But as a candidate, it’s your job to evaluate the employer as well during the job interview. Otherwise, how will you know if the job is really a good fit for you?

So be sure to ask lots of questions about the position (e.g. What are your top three expectations for the person in this role? What kind of training and support will I be given in this position?) and the culture (e.g. What do you like most / least about working here? If you could describe the culture in three words, what would those words be?).

And again, if you find a position you’re really interested in, be sure to reach out to anyone in your network who has knowledge of the company so you can confirm what you learn in the job interview.

Not every job opportunity will wind up being the perfect match you thought it was, even when you do your homework ahead of time. However, the chances of you finding a job that’s an ideal fit for you are much greater when you follow the steps above BEFORE you agree to the job offer.

Need More Help Finding a Job You’ll Love Today…and Tomorrow?

Give Peoplelink a call. As a leading staffing agency, we work with top employers all over the country – and we can give you access to rewarding job opportunities that are a fit for your goals and interests.

Contact us today to learn more.