Setting Your Priorities for Your Job Search
It can be easy to think about the job title or responsibilities you want, but then what?
Three important categories (besides the work) to think about during your search:
1. People (this is your boss, your team members, your internal/external clients):
👩🏽🤝🧑🏻 Who will you be working with?
👩🏽🤝🧑🏻 Are you looking for a big or small team?
👩🏽🤝🧑🏻 What qualities does your ideal boss have? Lots of meetings? Leave you alone unless you need something?
👩🏽🤝🧑🏻 Team collaboration? Or left alone to do your work quietly?
2. Pay (this is your actual paycheck, sure, but also perks, benefits, bonuses):
💲 What are your salary requirements?
💲 What are your benefits costs?
💲 What about vacation? Hours?
3. Place (this is where you will be):
🏢 Does the company product/service/mission matter to you?
🏢 Does the commute work for you? Do you like to telework and, if so, will that be an option?
🏢 Is it important to you to be in an urban area with coffee in walking distance or is a suburban get-in-your-car-to-pick-up-lunch place good for you?
🏢 What does the office look like? If it's open plan, will you work well or be distracted? If it's all offices, will you be lonely?
What would you add?