A common pickle job-seekers find themselves in is deciding between multiple job offers. As a job-seeker, zeroing in on one particular job from others can be stressful. It’s hard to find a job that suits your wants and needs. This dilemma can be only solved by comparing what each job has to offer, and making the best match with what you consider is important to you. To do so, you should compare each job on the following components:
The first thing to consider is how well each job will pay you. Ultimately, the core reason to work is to earn something in return. Nobody wants to work for free! That said, don’t let yourself be swayed towards a position that you’d dread for a higher pay grade. Analyze the extent to which the pay will satisfy your needs and wants. Ask yourself questions such as: will I be able to save? Will I be able to make a living? Is the money going to be sufficient for me to make it through the month without any trouble?
The more vital money is to making it possible to live comfortably, the more importance you should place on pay scale in your decision-making.
2. Working hours
You might have a schedule that requires flexible work hours, the ability to work from home, or work during certain times of the day. If that’s the case, you should make every effort to make your work scheduled around your life rather than the opposite. Don’t forget that you can negotiate terms of a job offer to better match your schedule.
3. Work environment
Work environments can range from entirely informal to formal and structured. If you find yourself in a formal workplace, you might be expected to follow standards of dressing, grooming, and work etiquette. In the case of an informal workplace, you can expect less strict rules, but also potentially less direction. In general, workplaces fall somewhere in the middle on this scale. Some might be turned off by formal, corporate workplaces, but others may feel that casual workplaces will lower their productivity.
4. Job Description
It’s important to find a job that you are not only capable of, but one that suits your preferences. If you dread a job, even a higher pay-scale or the perfect work environment can’t help how you feel about the job. You should find a job that you’d be comfortable doing for awhile, because even if you only anticipate working there short-term, you won’t dread work while you’re there.
You shouldn’t select your job based on any one of these factors, but rather the combination of these factors. Find something that overall best suits your schedule, preferred pay-scale, work environment, and job description.