How to choose the right job offer to apply to
Posted at 01/02/2022
Knowing how to choose a company to work for is very important. You should never forget what your career goals are, as well as your values. Take the time to think about what makes you happy. Read these tips from recruitment expert Fed Finance.
Define your needs, values and goals
The key is to define what is important to you. Take some time to check what kind of job you want to have, what mission you want to embrace, what software you master and/or want to learn, what company you want to work for, what sector, etc.
Structure your decisions. Make a list of the factors you value most in a job, for example: salary, benefits, stress level, learning potential, career progression, flexible hours, company reputation, work-family balance, work environment, among others.
Think about the future
Try to define a goal in the next 2-3 years, in terms of position, city, salary, assignments, etc. and try to find job offers according to that goal.
Ask the famous question: where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
Consider whether you prefer to work in small companies with close teams or larger companies with more distance between executives and other members of the various teams.
Identification with the company is the key. Knowing what kind of organisation you want to work with is very relevant to feel more comfortable and productive.
The salary is important. But it should not be the only criterion. Some companies offer some advantages that you should take into consideration when choosing a position. Maybe the position is near your home, so you don't have to comute for long. Think about the impact the daily commute can have on your life. And what stage of your family life are you at in embracing certain changes in routines.
Try to find out what factor is important to you, apart from the salary, and evaluate job offers accordingly.
Besides the salary it is also important to understand if you prefer organizations that take other benefits into consideration, such as: production and attendance bonuses, health
insurance, life insurance, car, mobile phone, internet and desktop (for professional and personal purposes). All these perks allow for good savings at the end of the month.
The non-financial benefits
We also consider the non-financial benefits. We highlight flexible working hours, extra days of holiday, paid absence on your birthday, for example. Keep in mind that non- financial perks can give you greater well-being on a personal and emotional level.
Read also: How to set you apart from other candidates
- Analyse your personal and professional life when choosing a company to work for. Never ignore the family context before accepting a job.
- You'll know you've chosen the right job when you get up every morning, excited to go to work. And especially when you are aligned with the beliefs and values of the company you work for.
- Looking at each opportunity from a variety of different angles helps you make the best decision.
Are you a finance professional looking for a job or new opportunities?
Do not hesitate to contact our company for any questions about available job offers or to receive advice directly from specially qualified recruiters. Join Fed Finance's pool of candidates by filling in the spontaneous application form.