Finding the right job for you can be a real hustle and challenge. It takes time, and determination to find that job. We all have different personal and professional priorities and place different value key traits a company demonstrates. Finding a company that’s the “right fit” for you is just as important as the company finding the “right fit” for them. How you evaluate a Company and your values and priorities is extremely important for you to evaluate. This will streamline your decision on the company you want to work with and the role that’s best suited for you. This blog is meant to help walk you through the process of finding a job that’s the ‘right fit’ for you. We detail some ideas for you to work through that will support you in determining the roles which are good for you to apply for.
Know Your Key Traits
Making the right decision about your role is very important. In order to make that decision, you must know your key traits and for that, self-analysis and introspection is key to you finding the right fit. You must try to think about what kind of work environment you would like for yourself, with what kind of colleagues you'd like to work with, and other considerations. As you self-reflect make a couple of notes, this practice will help you while evaluating different job opportunities later. Some of the aspects on which you can think upon while evaluating yourself can be:
- The values which are the center of your personality.
- What are your soft skills?
- The technical skills that you have.
- What are your key interests?
- Your strong aptitude area.
- Identify the type of work environment you work best in
- Know the needs you have that a job must provide you to be successful
A tentative list of Jobs
Once you are done with the above process of evaluation, you can go on with preparing a tentative list of jobs which you think are in line with the findings based on your evaluation. While doing this, remember that a job title doesn't necessarily always describe the job completely, you might have to dig in deeper and find out more about the role within the job description. So, how can you go about making the list? Here are a few pointers.
- Research companies that have values that align with yours and you are interested in working for.
- Talk to your network of friends and family for potential opportunities or a referral.
- You can also reach out to colleagues who have a job which you currently feel is interesting and you may want to pursue.
- Look fo and research particular industries or domains which may be appealing or exciting for you to work in.
- Key your future in mind and consider where you would like to be five or ten years down the line. You might have planned for a certain location to be in or a certain type of lifestyle you'd like to experience. Be sure you current opportunities and activities can help you reach your future goals. Make sure they are stepping stones and not side steps. Each positive step in the right direction will get you to where you ultimately want to be.
Digging deeper into your list.
After being prepared with your tentative list of jobs based on the ideas mentioned earlier, now it is time to dig deeper and narrow down your list. Now you need to eliminate the extra options, while keeping only the serious options in your list. This is a crucial step in the process of deciding which roles you have to apply to. The main idea in this stage is to finally arrive at just a couple of concrete options which really excite you and which are holistically the best ones for you. Again, there are certain pointers which you can take care of at this stage and make your list concrete and short with only the serious options.
- An important consideration to make while finalizing the job role you're most interested in is to look into the day-to-day life of that job. What are the responsibilities, what are the daily challenges, whether or not you can tackle them, etc.
- It is a must to know about the compensation that is on an average paid for the job role that you have applied for.
- Know about the qualifications such as any degree or certificate that will suffice for the eligibility criteria of the job.
- Know the additional skills, training and education you can complete tor have already completed that will set you apart from others.
- Last but not the least, having a fair idea about the growth opportunities in the job role that you have narrowed down for yourself matters a lot.
Once your list is ready, you can upload your resume/portfolio on various online job portals. In applying to specific jobs be sure to follow the process identified in the job posting. of the companies which have the vacancies for the kind of role you are looking into. With the help of the above tips, you can prepare a best list of jobs and companies that fit you, but you will also come to know about a wide range of options about the prospective careers that fit your skills and personality. Hence, you will prove to be confident about what you want and are focused on how you are going to get it.