“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Confucius
A simple glance of the world and people around us will give us an impression that a large section of our society isn’t living a life with contentment. ‘Our jobs’, have often been a major cause of it. The place where we spend most of our time apart from our home is the place where we work. Therefore, it is imperative on our part to make a conscious decision when it comes to Jobs. Some of the salient attributions to choose a job that fits best for us are discussed here.
Area of interest
It is of utmost importance, right at the point of inception, to make an analysis of your area of interest. The stream which you choose, the kind of company you get into, and the kind of job which you will primarily do will be decided by the area of your interest. If you are an expert in handling Finance then HR (Human Resource) probably is not the department you should look for and vice versa. Therefore, place all your ducks in a row, before taking the next step.
Content of the Job
To have a clarity about what ‘exactly is the job’, is a sign of great wisdom. Your Job Description provided by the company to you at the very beginning will answer this question. The job description will help you to figure out the broad contours and other nitty-gritty of your work which can provide you with a basic idea, required to reach a decision.
The work which you will do should match with the amount of salary which you expect from the job. Salary is a great source of motivation when we make a decision to do a job. Thorough research on the salary will prove to be a wise step when you make a choice for the job you wish to go for.
The company and its work culture
How successful you become in your career in the due course of time will be decided to a larger extent, in the company you worked in. Every company has its own unique way of functioning, which is often referred to as the work culture. Therefore, you must make an attempt to decipher how the company functions and what kind of work culture is followed by the company.
Growth in the job is a fundamental need and demand for a person working in any company. At the very outset, you must look forward to the kind of growth opportunities which the company can provide you. To remain stagnant at one position can prove to be an arduous task for any individual beyond a particular span of time. A growth in your job can infuse a new zest and zeal to work.
Wisdom says, "A stitch on time saves nine”. Therefore, you must look forward to doing an appropriate analysis of the kind of job you aspire to do beforehand, to reach a decision grounded on firms roots.