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How To Choose A New Job.

2024, April 24th

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SUMMARY / KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • You don’t have to stick with the same job for your entire life, even if, when you first start, you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else.
  • The fact is that working is important, but what you do isn’t as crucial as you might think, and if you realize that you’re not enjoying your work or it’s causing you mental or physical pain, then why not change and do something else?

You don’t have to stick with the same job for your entire life, even if, when you first start, you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else. The fact is that working is important, but what you do isn’t as crucial as you might think, and if you realize that you’re not enjoying your work or it’s causing you mental or physical pain, then why not change and do something else?

Of course, it’s not as easy as all that in most cases; you will potentially need to get new qualifications and do training, and the search could take a while, but the sooner you get started, the better your life can be. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to choose a new job and ensure you can move forward in life.

What Interests You?

Perhaps the best way to decide on a new job is to think about what interests you. True, you might not be able to make a career out of your hobbies or the things you find fascinating, but there are worse places to start, and you never know where your ideas might lead you. For example, if you’re always wondering about things like do semi trucks have cruise control then you might be drawn to a new career as a truck driver. Or maybe you’re interested in how different ingredients and flavors work together, so it could be that a new career as a chef is on the cards.

You can also assess your skills to help you find a new job, or at least get some ideas of what might be possible. Take some time to think about your skills and strengths because if you always know things, that’s going to mean less time training and, if you need further qualifications, you’ll already be a few steps ahead.

Research Potential Employers.

Once you’ve got a better idea of what you’re looking for in a job, it’s time to do some research and take a look at the potential employers you could work for in the field you’re considering. It’s a good idea to have an idea of what they’re like before you start applying for work, because if you’re not sure you’re going to be happy working somewhere, it’s a waste of time applying for a job – even if you got it, you might decide not to take it, and if you do take it, you might decide to leave quite soon after – then you’ll have to start all over again.

The things you should be paying attention to include factors like company culture, values, opportunity for advancement and growth, the work-life balance and, of course, the pay and benefits, such as a company car. True, a new job might not be something you’re looking for because of money, but it’s still got to be something you think about.

Talk to Your Family.

If you have a family to consider, it’s wise to talk things through with them before you start seriously applying for new jobs, once you know what it is you want to do. Yes, it is your decision at the end of the day – you’re the one who has to do the work – but if it impacts them due to more (or less) money, different hours that could change childcare needs, and so on, then it’s worth having a discussion.

By talking things through, you’ll have a better idea of the pros and cons, and you’ll be able to make a more confident choice in the end.

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Ontology of Value (2024, April 24th). How To Choose A New Job. Retrieved from: https://ontologyofvalue.com/how-to-choose-a-new-job/

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