How To Decide if a New Job Prospect Is Right for You

How Will You Know When You Have Found the Right Job? Read Below To Find Out More

Sometimes you know right away that you have found the right job. It will hit you like a ton of bricks. Other times, the signs are not so recognizable. Sometimes you need a few signs that you have found the right job. 

Do you look forward to the job?

It gets to the point where you have to be told that it is time to go home. I am not saying that is going to happen to you, but your feelings should be pretty close. You have a reason to get up in the morning. You look forward to coming into work, at least 90% of the time. 

Do you like who you work with and for?

Now, granted you are not going to get along with them 100% of the time, but the majority will outweigh everything else. You even like your boss. Once again, I am not saying you have to get along with them 100% of the time, but you will find yourself getting along with your boss most of the time. 

Do you agree with company policy and their mission statement?

I know that sounds silly, but there are some people who do not get that. You might be surprised at the number of people who leave a job based on the lack of a company mission statement or policy. You are a step ahead of the crowd if you find yourself working for a company who takes all of that into consideration. 

Is Your Voice Heard?

How many people find themselves in a workplace that actually listens to what their associates are saying. I worked in one place that did not have that. They would hold meetings with the associates, but only take what we had to say at face value. They did not have any follow-through. They might listen to what we said on the surface, but they would disregard it and do their own thing afterward. 

Consider yourself lucky if your boss listens to what you have to say, and then takes your point of view into consideration. 

Do you go to work and do the same thing day in and day out?

Do you go to work and experience something new almost every day? Those of you who say the later, you have found yourself a great job fit. 

Some people enjoy the same old, same old every day, regardless of how boring and mundane it is. Some people want to experience something new and different. They need a reason to come to work or else they are going to bail. Either way, you have a good job fit if you feel like your job offers a worthwhile workload. 

Do you see yourself growing with the company?

Some jobs are nothing more than a dead end. You will be doing the same thing for the rest of your life. You will have no chance of advancement. The only people you see moving forward are the supervisors and the boss. 

That is a bad sign. A good sign is when you can see yourself moving forward into an upper-level position and do it for real. Your boss offers promotions when you are ready and you can make something of yourself. 

Not every job is going to do that, but consider yourself lucky if your company will. 

Are you paid what you are worth?

That is a very important question to ask yourself, especially in today’s world. When you can tell someone out loud that you love your job is when you know you have found the right one. Most people cannot say out loud they like their job. Some people are making the best of the situation until something better comes along.