Finding your niche and succeeding

Would you be comfortable traveling for the job?

As someone who will always prioritize family over work, I would be willing to travel for the company occasionally but could not see it being a routine thing for me. Although there could be good money involved in this type of work it would not be enough to sacrifice time with loved ones that I would not be able to get back.  

What would your desired salary be when starting?

In the current state of the job market and the brutal realization that it’s nearly impossible to find a job currently, I would not be picky when it came to a salary straight out of college. Personally, I am aiming to secure a job paying over 50,000 dollars upon graduation but like I said times are tough, and being employed is a success within itself right now. As my career develops like most, I will strive for the most financial freedom possible. Within 3-5 years of being employed, I hope to be earning a six-figure salary and am willing to take the extra steps needed to do so. 

Would you be okay with taking work home?

Like I stated earlier family time is very important to me. If it is a busy week or I am under a time crunch I will be willing to get to the office early and skip/limit lunch break but I don’t intend to leave the office with additional work to be done at home. In my personal experience, I perform worse when I am being consumed by one task rather than being able to get my mind off it and then returning to it after unwinding a bit. 

Would you prefer working in person or remotely?

In an ideal world, I would enjoy having the option to go into an office for the majority of work but have the flexibility to work remotely if I wanted. An office setting tends to increase my productivity and the in person interaction is helpful for me. I have noticed this through this school year in particular. I have more success as a student getting an in person education rather than remote learning and I would expect work to be a similar outcome. 

Would you like like/expect the company to pay for your education?

If I decided to go to graduate school and the company thought that would be a good idea for me long term I would wishfully think they would cover my tuition. I think that would be more likely if my employer was a large scale organization. If they elected not to pay for it I would understand and consider the best options for me going forward. 

What benefits would you expect?

As an employee I would expect to have a good health insurance plan provided to me and my family. Outside of that I would not have many other expectations but would enjoy some paid vacation days. 

Where would you like to work?

I would enjoy to work in a growing city such as raleigh that has fair weather year round. I would try and stay away from the larger metropolitan cities such as New York and Los Angeles. Leading up to graduation I anticipate to look into Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington and more.

Do you want to work at one company for a long time or gain new experiences every so often at different companies?

In the beginning of my professional career I would be open to having each job for just a couple of years until moving onto a job that might be better suited to me. As I grow older and start a family I will want job stability and to work somewhere for an extended period of time so my family does not have to move around. 

Would you prefer working at a large scale company or somewhere a bit smaller? 

Personally, I dont have a preference regarding the size of the company. What is most important to me is job security and then factors such as pay, location, etc.

Do you want a job that grants you the ability to be promoted?

I think that I would definitely want the opportunity to have a promotion that leads to increased pay and benefits. This would give me some extra drive and motivate me to strive towards that. 

How far would you be willing to commute to work?

The answer to this question is very reliant on my pay as well as other factors. If I am making really good money and enjoy my office environment I would be willing to commute a good distance. Ideally I would hope not to have to commute more than 45 minutes.

Can coworkers impact weather you accept the job or not?

I would strongly prefer to work with individuals that I can conversate with and enjoy being around them. With that being said, the most important thing is securing a job and if that requires working with people I really dislike than that is just what I will have to do.

Would you prefer working mainly in a team or individually?

I don’t necessarily have a preferenfence and am willing to do both. I think a solid team could be more enjoyable and make time go by faster but that is if the team works well together. 

Do you want routine work matterial?

It would be difficult for me to work on the same exact thing every day but I do enjoy consistency. I think I would be bets equipped to work on tasks that are very similar but there is some variation of side projects and other thinks I would accomplish as well. 

Do you want to have some creative freedom?

Yes, I would enjoy being able to do things that are best suited for my abilities as long as I am doing the job effectively.

One Reply to “Finding your niche and succeeding”

  1. Hello, I enjoyed reading your blog post. I feel as if we agree on certain expectations on our future jobs. I think that the ability to be promoted and move up in a job is very important as you do too. The starting desired salary of around 50k is also within reason of what I have thought about.

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