Here are 6 tips to help you decide if a company is right for you.
• What is their mission statement?
A company’s mission statement says a lot about the character of the company and also about its employees. A mission statement can determine a company’s beginning, its growth, and also the future of the company.
• Do you believe in the company’s product or services they offer?
If you don’t believe in your potential employer’s product or service, you are going to lack passion at your job, which will result in long, not stimulating and morose days at the office. Prior to accepting a job, make sure that you buy into what the company provides. Either you’re going to have to be a believer, or you’re about to accept a job offer at a bad company.
• Does this job fit with the rest of your life?
When you’re considering a new job, it’s important to see how it may impact the rest of your life. Will it affect your relationships or health? Will it change your daily schedule? If you’re accustomed to having dinner with your family, picking your kids up from school, or having an easy and stress-free commute, and the new job creates a change, those need to be important factors in your decision.
• Is there room for advancement in the company?
If you are interested in moving up within your field, then you will want to determine how and when you could be promoted at your target employer and what those positions might be like.
• Is there job security?
Factors such as whether an employer is in a growing or declining industry, whether their market share is increasing or decreasing, and the quality of their executive leadership can impact the chances that you might be laid off in the near future.
And last but not least…
• Is the salary meeting your expectations?
Make sure that you are getting paid what you’re worth and you are happy with the compensation. Nobody wants to be in a position where they realize that the salary isn’t enough. When this happens it starts to affect your work performance and starts to drain you mentally and physically.