The job I deserve!

Building a personal set of criteria is a must before searching for a job. Sometimes, we are interested in a career, but we do not know exactly what it involves. Besides our skills and experience to be successful in our career, other factors such as the way it will affect our personal life and whether or not it will fit our personality need to be taken into account for a fulfilled professional career.  Setting our personal criteria will define what we expect from a job and it will guide us toward the job that will fill our needs and wants.

Location is important not only because it defines our environment but also it affects our salary. It is essential to think about short-term and long-term goals when deciding about a job location. Do we want to adapt to our career’s needs or do we want to choose a job depending on our location? Personally, I want to get a job in the area/city where I live to stay close to my family and friends, but I do not mind traveling if I really like the position offered.

How To Know Your Worth and Get The Salary That You Deserve

We have spent so many years studying to have the work we deserve, so salary matters. My desired salary range depends on the job requirements and the location. This is going to be my second degree, I have some experience, and I speak four languages, so I just want to make sure I get my future employee to pay me the salary I deserve, but honestly, I need to do more research to set a salary range as it is important before we accept an offer, and money influences our motivation to work.

I would like to have coworkers who are accountable to facilitate the working process so that no one will be frustrated. They would be respectful people too, because I think respect is important in any workplace to strengthen relationships and to boost motivation and productivity. I would like a friendly and warm office environment where I feel so comfortable to work that a hard day will not create a high stress level thanks to the way employees collaborate and care about each other. I know IT companies create such work environments building their reputation of being the best places to work in (a reason why I would love to work in an IT company). People spend more time working than doing anything. Therefore, the work environment matters. Regarding my desired pace of work, I guess I would prefer to know how each day is going to be as it is less stressful, but sometimes improvised days can be exciting to break the routine.

Some tasks I would be excited about are group projects and meetings, because I think it would give me the opportunity to share and to learn from others. Additionally, team-works/meetings give the opportunity to everyone to point out any concern about the work, and they require collaboration, which makes the work environment more pleasant. I do not like presentations, but I am well aware of their importance in any organization, so I guess I just have to be ready for that.

I am looking to build a career across multiple companies to diversify my experience, especially during the first ten years of my future career. After that, I do not mind staying and moving up within one company until I retire.

4 Replies to “The job I deserve!”

  1. Hey Adja, first and foremost, I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed reading your post! I, too, agree with the fact that it’s almost a necessity, for anyone, to define a set of personal criteria for yourself when searching for jobs. It really resonated with me when you stated how defining a list of personal criteria not only takes into account one’s skills and experience, but also their personality. Location is very important to me as well. I’m not opposed to moving away and have aspirations of moving to Florida, but I do think it would be hard for me to not be able to see my family as they do play a big role in my life. I couldn’t agree anymore that money is a motivator, at least for me. Salary is very crucial to me, but it’s not going to make or break a job for me. I truly believe that if you work hard enough, you will be rewarded for it. I liked the point you made about building a career across multiple organizations to diversify your experience, especially while you’re young. I think that’s a really great way to get exposure in different fields and learn what job is right for you. As I get older, I also would like to be able to work for the same company until I retire. As you stated, my goal is to move up to the top of my organization, as I know nobody is going to outwork me, by being a leader while also making better salaries. All in all, thank you for sharing, I have no doubts in my mind that you’ll get the job you deserve!

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  2. I love your use of formatting as far as using the bold and italics! It really made your blog pop! I honestly felt really similar to how you felt on everything. I feel like we have similar ideal job/work environments. I also love the idea of having a warm, team-oriented office. I think it makes things so much more fun and exciting. I would actually look forward to work if there were lots of team meetings and things of that nature. There are so many ways to make those fun for everyone even if it is something as simple as snacks. Someone different brings the snacks for each meeting! It is kind of like a small party! Open-mindedness is super important to me though of course! No one wants anyone being disrespectful to their ideas even if someone doesn’t agree.

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  3. Hello! First of all, congratulations on working towards your second degree! That and being able to speak four languages is just mind blowing – something I could only dream of doing in my lifetime. Having experience already, I agree that employers should be prepared to pay you what you deserve. I believe many companies try to use their employees any chance they get, but I understand I cannot speak for all of them.
    We have the same views on location. Family is very important to me as well. You can always find another career but you only have one family for a tiny, precious amount of time.
    We also agree on collaboration. I would love to work with others as I believe two minds are better than one. It also aids in the process of running a business smoothly. I didn’t even think to add that coworkers should be dependable and reliable.
    I very much enjoyed reading your post. I hope you receive what you are searching for in your endeavors.

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  4. I would first like to congratulate you on working towards your second degree. Respect in the workplace is essential, and I agree that a warm, friendly working environment is preferable. If you’re going to be spending that much time in the workplace prioritizing how the working environment is, makes sense.

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