Shopping list: 7 things to consider when looking for a new job

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 05:43:25 AM. While it may be easy to come up with several reasons to leave your current job, it can be a bit more difficult to pinpoint the factors you'll need to evaluate
While it may be easy to come up with several reasons to leave your current job, it can be a bit more difficult to pinpoint the factors you'll need to evaluate when considering an offer from a new employer. Here's a quick list of the things you should evaluate before accepting a new position: 1. Location: If you're unable to telecommute, even for one or two days a week, your office's location will be incredibly important. You may think an hour commute to and from work will be manageable but you'll need to consider outside factors like traffic, sick kids, last-minute doctor's appointments and the numerous other truisms of day-to-day life. If you can't handle the thought of being in a car, bus or train for two to three hours a day you should only consider jobs close to your home. If a 50-minute commute sounds relaxing, then a job in a different area code may be for you. 2. The commute: Hand-in-hand with where you work is how you'll get there. Are you a public transportation person? Do you need to drive to work to psych yourself up for the day ahead? Are you looking for a location that will allow you to bike to and from your job each day so you can get or stay in shape? Those are the things you'll need to think about before you choose a specific location. A good idea is to try the commute in different ways before you accept the position. If you're looking to get rid of your car or at least cut down on your driving, be sure to try out all the public transportation options. On the...Read more
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