Looking for a job can be a difficult thing, but it can be made more difficult if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. There are many reasons for choosing a job, and many pros and cons to consider, and it will depend on your own personality and your plans for the future as to what you really want.
We’ve put together some of the most important reasons for choosing a job, and maybe they will help you pick the right career for you.
Looking For A Challenge
For some people, the main reason for applying for a particular job or searching for a specific career is that they want a challenge. They don’t want to do safe, everyday things.
They want to do things that make them think, that ask something of them. They want to do things that excite them and that are interesting. This kind of passion can mean that finding the ideal job takes a while longer than usual, but enjoying your work is worth the wait.
Doing Something Worthwhile
Having a job that makes a difference in other people’s lives is what drives some people to choose a career. It makes them happy to see other people happy, and this is the sole reason for wanting to do the job that they have studied for. Not all jobs have this kind of satisfaction inbuilt in them, but if you are looking for a career in teaching or medicine, you can generally find it.
Having the opportunity to learn while working in a job is another important thing that many people search for. This chance for growth and training is what can set one job and one employer apart from many others, and it all relates to professional development.
If the employer doesn’t offer training in-house, they might offer a loan or have a training fund that can be used if the employee can put forward a case as to why the course they have seen elsewhere is important.
Location can be crucial in someone’s decision to apply for – or accept – a job. A long commute to a great job that pays well may be accepted initially, but once you have been doing that long commute for a few months, you might get tired of it.
Plus, the longer your commute, the more you’ll need to pay for fuel and vehicle maintenance or public transport. So it could be that a job closer to home, or even one that is home-based, will tick more boxes and make you happier in the long run.
Of course, one of the biggest draws when it comes to choosing a job has to be the money. If you can pay all your bills, plus your rent or mortgage, and have money left over to enjoy yourself or put into savings (or both if you can), then that can be all that some people need to know. It’s not the be-all and end-all for everyone, but it certainly does play a big part in many people’s reasons for choosing or moving on from a job.