When looking for a job, the foremost criteria I have to consider is my own passion and satisfaction thereafter in having that job. Knowing that there will be testing times in every college graduate student while pursuing their career, there are many factors that come into play when making a decision for ourselves. For some of us, it is the utmost joy of holding a job that pays us handsomely, while for others it’s all about passion and personal satisfaction on what we do. Nevertheless, there is not one way that can be considered as perfect for each individual. For me, the most important thing is to find a job that relates to my own interest. I love being creative and value my own input in everything I do. I also prefer my own personal space to grow while I am completely flexible working within a team or group.
Monetary situation is one of the most important factors of today’s job market. In an ideal situation, we all want to get paid well, but that is not always possible given our career position such as experience and qualification. When I think of my own salary, I want to get paid well as much as I can, but I also want to be realistic on what I can achieve with the level of my skill, field and the current economic environment. As I mentioned before, I will always put my interest first in what I love doing everyday at my work, and then focus on how much I can earn. In the end, I would still want to be making enough money to sustain my living while doing what I love the most.
In the best case scenario, we all want our coworkers to be the best as possible. With that being said, it’s not always feasible to have someone we can get along with and there will be times and days when we disagree with each other. Then again, if I have to work with someone for the best part of my career and see them everyday, and possibly achieve some of the biggest milestones in my work history, I would want them to be at least personable, trustworthy, dependable, reliable and joyful.
This is one of the most important factors in deciding to accept employment in today’s world. People have their own personal preference about the geographical location they want to settle in while considering a job offer. I personally would not mind living anywhere as long as I can have my family with me. If my family is willing to make a move, then I am more than flexible to make that audacious trip to change location to start my new career. After all, I value my own interest and passion before anything else, and in that case if I can bring my family on board, that would be a win-win situation for me.
For me, the career I have chosen in the first place after careful consideration is the one I want. So there is not obviously any motivation issue for me to come to work. The most obvious reason that excites me to come to work everyday is to live my passion and to do things that I love whether it be within a team or a solo project.
I would consider working for a company that would value empathy of the individual employees and encourage them to speak up and share their ideas. The company should also have commitment to sustainability.