When looking for a job, it is important to understand what you are looking for. Of course, in desperate times, we will look for anything we can get. Because of this, there are so many people in jobs that they have just settled for – meaning they are not doing what they really want to do. Not only that, but every job you do should pave the way to your ideal career. You may not start out where you want to be, but don’t waste years of your life in jobs that aren’t leading you anywhere and supporting your dreams.
There are many factors in a job that should be considered before accepting an offer. These factors are often overlooked since we are always focused on what we consider the main thing – money. We could get into an entire debate about money and the importance of it, how it affects our happiness, etc. But we won’t go there right now. The bottom line is whether the money is good or not, you want to be working in an environment that is right for you. The average person spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. At least make these hours enjoyable.
So if you are looking for a job, or unhappy at your current job, take a look at this infographic by JobCluster.com. It highlights the important factors to assess when deciding what to do with your life. On average, Americans hold seven to eight different jobs before they are 30! It is important to be able to use at least half of these jobs as a viable reference when moving on to where you really want to be in life. Though you may not be landing your dream jobs, these are traits in jobs you want to have in order to work towards your ideal career path. For example, did you ever think of accepting a job based on the job title rather than the salary? If you think about it, your salary doesn’t show up on your resume but your title sure does. So in order to fast forward your career, choosing a job based on a title is actually a great idea. This is one of the many ideas expressed in this infographic that acts as a stepping stone to your future. So have a read and absorb the information. Are you on the right path?