Finding a job that you love increases your chances of long-term career success. It also means you won’t have to look for a new job again in a hurry!
Here's some things to consider when you're searching for a new role.
What don’t you want?
Why are you leaving your old job? Is the new role sufficiently different?
Match the role with Your Spark
Will the role make use of your strengths and abilities?
Is the position compatible with your personality, interests and beliefs?
Will you be required to work autonomously or closely within a team? Does this style of working suit you best?
Are there opportunities to grow in this role, develop new skills and knowledge? Will they support you in learning new languages and technologies?
Will this work continue to interest and stimulate you in the future?
Salary & conditions
Is the proposed salary a reasonable match with your skills and experience?
Does the proposed salary help you meet your financial goals?
What other working conditions are important to you (hours, leave, flexibility)? What are the company policies for these?
Company structure & culture
What is the company culture – does it align with your own values?
Is the job based in a location you will enjoy working in and travelling to?
Is the company large, medium or small? Does this environment suit you?
Does the company have a strong financial position and growth plans for the future?
How is performance measured and how often it is reviewed?
Does the company offer mentorship, certifications, professional memberships, skills training or development programs?
Are there clear prospects for career advancement with the company or affiliated organisations?