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How Can You Be Sure A Job Is Worth It For You?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 
Congratulations, you’ve scored yourself a new job! Maybe it’s one you’ve been dreaming of for a while, or maybe it’s a position that you can use to tide yourself over for the time being. Either way, it’s time to determine whether or not this new position is worth it, based on a few factors we go through in more detail below.

After all, jobs should serve you and your purposes as much as you serve your employer, and you shouldn’t be left bereft, especially when you’ve got regular money coming in the bank!

It Pays What You Need

Of course, this is the main thing to take into account when deciding if you should stick it out with a new job. If the pay you’re receiving isn’t good enough, something needs to be done! Sure, you may like the work better, and you may finally be in the field that you trained for long ago at university, but is there any room for a pay raise, or a promotion in the future?

Most of all, don’t jump ship from one job to another if it means you’re going to have to take a paycut - put your home budget first!

You Enjoy the Working Environment

The working environment you step into at a new job is critical to deciding whether or not your new position is worth it. After all, if you can’t get on with the job, surrounded by civil and pleasant people, how are you going to fare two or three months down the line?

And this applies across all fields you could land yourself in; indeed, when you are looking to move to a new neurology position, it’s understandable that fellow staff may be short and snappy after a stressful day, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

So, take some time to determine whether or not you can get along with your coworkers, and whether your new boss is a reasonable person or not.

You’re Appreciated for What You Do

And finally, you need to feel important to the job you’re doing. You need to feel as though you matter, and you’re not another cog in the wheel. Of course, if you’re strapped for cash and need some kind of income, this can fall by the wayside. But if this is supposed to be your dream job, and the reality turns out a lot more fickle and testy, make sure you sit and think about your decision.

Because if you’re not appreciated for the good work you do, on a regular basis when the company wheel turns and innovation is made, it’s a good sign you should move onto better and brighter things.

Have you just secured a new job? Maybe you’re still thinking about the offer you’ve been given? Either way, make sure you know the ins and outs of the position you’re moving to, and remember the above to determine whether or not this will be a good career choice for you.


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