Many of us know people who are grumpy at home because they are not happy at work. The job they are doing doesn’t fulfill, energise or give them a sense of achievement. They talk about finding another position but are scared of getting it wrong again. A tough situation that can cause upset not just for the worker, but for those around them as well.
I am a full believer in finding and applying, only for right-fit jobs. What a right-fit role is often differs depending on your life season. What was right for when you were young and single may not be right for you now with children or parents to care for.
If the job market allows, by that I mean there are enough jobs available for you to be able to pick and choose, then spending some time deciding what a right fit role and company fit is, can be hugely beneficial. Doing this will reap benefits in the following ways:
- You will personally know what it is that you want and need from work and so can make an informed decision as to whether to stay in your current company or apply elsewhere
- It will cut down the number of future job applications as you will be targeted
- You will come across in those applications as passionate as you have thought through why you want to work for a particular and do that specific job
Here are 5 things to know so you can find a right fit job.
- Salary: Are you aware of your salary needs? If not, do a budget and allow for wiggle room if prices continue to rise
- Location: How long do you want your commute to be? Or do you want hybrid or remote working? Are you willing to relocate?
- Hours: What hours do you want and need? This is linked to life balance. Do you need flexible hours, do you need to be able to drop a child at school?
- Company: What type of company excites you and why? And with this in mind, does the brand align with your values. Some people have companies they refuse to work for, for ethical or faith reasons.
- Role: What will you be doing? Do you want those tasks or do you want to have a broader remit where you get to do everything, or more of a niche?
If you would like a coaching session to help you find and land a right-fit role, then contact me.