Looking for a job is a job in itself, particularly during an already stressful time during Covid-19. There’s research, online networking, resume posting, interviewing, follow up, waiting for an offer, more follow up, negotiating the offer, blah blah blah. It’s exhausting just thinking about the whole process. Does this sound familiar to you? If you’re one of those people who has had one job your entire career, you’ve been spared what some consider hair raising.
If you’re offered a job during the current pandemic and done your due diligence, you’ll ask yourself (before you accept) if this is an environment you can see yourself spending 8 hours a day, 5 days a week if your work requires you to be in an office. And even if you work remotely, can you relate to the people you’ll be connecting with on Zoom meetings, emails, and phone calls or do they seem like aliens from another planet? Will the style of management be conducive to you being productive or will you work for someone who is disrespectful or a raging lunatic?
Company culture is VERY important when considering a position, even during Covid-19. The culture of an organization is not just the dress code. So whether you’ll be working in business casual or PJ’s, ask yourself if you’ll be out of your element or does this feel like a comfortable shoe that “fits”. If it doesn’t feel comfortable, find yourself another pair of shoes.
“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”
“Good Night, And Good Luck”
PS – If you feel undecided about your next career move, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can help point you in the right direction.
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