Whether you are crystal clear on what your perfect graduate job is or not, there are a few more steps you need to take in order to land your perfect position. You need to find the perfect company to work for.
Review these 5 steps in order to assess the right employer for you:
If a business has a defined culture then they know what it is they want to be. A shared culture around how they think, behave and work. Check out the culture and see if it is a culture you would like to be a part of.
How important is the environment in which you work? What aspects is important to you? An employer that is invested in providing a great working environment is putting your needs first. They want a happy and health workforce. Check out what the working environment is like. Do you like to work standing up? In a quiet environment, in a vibrant and fun one? Do you need decent coffee or an ergonomic workstation?
3. Career and Personal Development Opportunities
How important is the career prospects that a business has to offer or your own personal development? If it is, check out what they have in place around a clear defined career path or how invested they are in your personal development. Check specifically what plans or programs they have.
How much is the business invested in you. That won't always be around how much they are willing to pay you. What additional benefits are they offering? Good pension plans, life assurance, private health care, good paternity and maternity polices, holiday policies etc..
5. Research and Identify
Once you've defined what is important to you, research the companies you want to for work for, find out about their environment, goals and culture.
Interview the business during your interview. Ask whether they are happy for you to reach out and speak to other employees of the business to ask them questions about the business and job. Any decent employer will be more than happy to comply.
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Identify your ideal job The first step is to pinpoint what your perfect job would be. Visualise what it looks like and ask yourself why you want a change. Perhaps it’s for a new challenge, better environment or to improve your prospects? Don’t let your reasons for change be clouded by pay offers if the rest of the job isn’t right. Second, set yourself a personal mission statement which should be specific to your current and future needs. For example: “I want to earn £24,000 a year working in software development; with a good training programme, modern working environment, a commute of less than 30 minutes and the option of flexible working.” The more specific you are, the closer you will be to finding a job that ticks most of the boxes.