If you’re looking for another job, there are a few things you should look for. If there’s one thing that shouldn’t be at the top of your priorities list, it’s money. Sure, a large pay packet can be attractive, but you’ll quickly lose interest and hate your job if that’s the only reason you’re doing it. You need to love what you do for it to work in the long run! Here are a few things you should look for in your next job:
Opportunities for Promotion
Nobody wants to admit that they’re in a dead end job. Some people might be happy with a job that offers no opportunities, but ideally, you want to know that your hard work could take you places. For instance, a shop assistant could become a manager. Or a care worker become a senior carer with more responsibility. Most jobs come with opportunities for promotion, so make sure you ask this at interview to know where you could potentially go.
There’s nothing better than working somewhere with a great company culture. Companies like Google and Facebook have a wonderful company culture. They have a relaxed atmosphere, games rooms, and amazing chefs cooking up lunch. Although it sounds like a dream, they still need to work very hard. A job with a great company culture will make you feel happy and excited to arrive at work.
Bonuses when you work hard, are, well…a bonus. It’s really nice knowing that your hard work has been recognised. Even if there are ‘employee of the month’ schemes, it shows that the workforce at a particular place is valued.
This isn’t always possible, but working somewhere with flexibility can be great. Some people land a job that allow them to work from home a few times per week, and from the office a few more. This gives employees more freedom, shows that they are trusted, and saves petrol/emissions travelling to work.
A company that trains you is going to value them. It takes too much of their money and time not to! When you get training, a company is helping you to enhance your skills. Many of these skills can be useful in everyday life too! If you’re offered comprehensive training of some kind, you’ll more than likely be asked to sign a document that says you must pay them back if you leave within a certain amount of time. They need to be sure that their investment in your training has been worth it!
A company that offers health care services cares about their staff. Health and safety services can be beneficial too. Anything like this could be a big help to you!
If you look for the things in this post in your next job, you should have great job satisfaction and look forward to going to work. Knowing you are valued at work is a great feeling! Is there anything else you’ll be looking for in your next job? Leave a comment to let us know!