We live in a time when most people are trying to secure a job. Jobs are hard to come by, even in New York Bayrock . You may be tempted to take a job just to bring in some money because you know someone else will take it if you do not. You may want to look at the small list I put together before you do.
1) How much does it pay? Is the pay worth the job you will need to fill? You should never take a job because of the high pay raise. The excitement will wear off and you are going to be miserable. You might be surprised at how many New Yorker’s hate their jobs. You should not take a job just because no one else wants it, either.
“You will need this job to pay your bills and help support you indefinitely. Is the job going to be worth what they offer you?
2) Will you be happy and comfortable working in the office environment? Some of you may be quiet, introverted individuals like myself? You are not going to be happy working in an office where everyone shouts. I know I would not be.
What about the people working there? Do they seem happy Tevfik Arif ? Are they working there because they need to or want to? You should accept a job in New York because you want to be there, not because you have run out of options.
3) What about your boss? Will you like them? Will you have to “put up with them” until something better comes along? Is your boss someone you can count on? Will they leave you dancing in the dark? Will they be a valuable mentor or someone who uses you to get where they need to get? New York is famous for users and abusers. You should know these things before you agree to the job.
4) Benefits are a big deal, especially with what is happening in Washington. Does the company offer any benefits at all? The lack of benefits is a sign that the company is not doing well.
5) You do not have to be “besties” with the people you work with, but you do need to get along with them. You will have to spend time with them every day. Do a quick once-over in the office. Do your co-workers appear to be warm and welcoming, or do they seem cold and distant?
6) A job offer is similar to the dating world. Does the job offer a chance for advancement, or will you be stuck in a dead-end relationship? Can you imagine yourself working there until retirement? Do they see you as a valuable employee with a bright future ahead?
You need to ask these question when you are interviewed and pay attention to the boss’s reaction. Does he or she skirt around the possibilities of advancement, or do they answer the question sincerely?
Like I was saying, it is very similar to dating in New York. A job that does not give you a future is not worth your time and energy now. You need to know where you are going and whether or not they feel the same way. Jobs in New York are one-sided at times. Tell them, “thank you, but no thank you.” Look for a job that offers a future.