Rebecca is a talented sales-manager, knows how to get clients engaged immediatly & how to get the most of them. She can’t imagine herself working anywhere, but in IT-sales, as she did for the last 7 years. But once she found herself working in a company which seems to try to kill her passion to work: top management is rude, collegueges are constantly depressed and bonus checks Rebecca recieves are ridiculously low.
You may be like Rebecca, completely annoyed with your current job and ready to make a transition. Or, you may be looking for work, but you don’t want to choose just any employer. Which is wise, even if your are in a desperate need of a job. Anyhow, this is important to know how to get the best employer & avoid situations likewise happened with Rebecca. That’s why we decided to give you tips on recognizing the best one.
1. Take a look on a workplace
Sure, you don’t want to spend 4 hours everyaday getting to and from the work. But have you ever paid attention to the office desigh, number of windows, chairs? Once you enter the office you should feel comfortable and motivated. If you can’t ignore the noises while you work – make sure you don’t choose an open-space.
A lot of people ignoring the value of management while in a job search. But actually they will play the big role in your everyday life. If you don’t want to end up like Rebecca – make sure you like the management & would love to get them as mentors.
As we already know – Rebecca is passionate about IT-sales. But let’s think what could happen if she started selling medical enviromevent. Well, she wouldn’t be happy as she doesn’t know the industry, the influencers, etc. Of course, she would try her best to become successfull selling X-ray machine. But her every evening would be spent regreting her current job & looking for the one in IT-sales.
4. Working hours
Do you like to work remotely? Or maybe you think you’d be happier with a flexible working hours? Are you the fan of a 9am-6pm working day? Whatever your choice is – make sure that employer can provide it. Night owls will never be happy with working day starting at 8am, Rebecca won’t be happy working remotely as she needs cozy office & management support to achieve more.
5. Personal & professional growth
This comes from our tip #2 – it’s really important to make sure you want to and you’ll grow within your next employer. Good company always help their talets to grow up. You’ll get awesome books, great courses, conferences tickets and other perks if you’re in a right place.
6. Company culture & values
The CancerFighters office is focused on developing the medicine that will cure cancer easily. Everyday they spend 1 hour and everyone engaged in discussion why he or she thinks it’s important. Every friday they visit different hospitals chearing up ill people. That sounds great, right? But even though CancerFighters making a good job – they can’t be a perfect fit for Rebecca. So don’t forget to check if you’re really interested in a company product before you apply for the job.
And how did you choose your current employer? Are you happy with it? Share with us!