There is nothing too complicated about finding good job offers among all the job offers, but it requires attention and you’ll need to keep few things in mind to get a good spot. In this article we will tell about how to find good job offers in form of four tips or better to say four steps. No rocket science, just simple tips.
- Research the Market
- Look at the Offer
- Research the Company
- Think Everything Over
Research the Market
First of all make at least a general research of the current market. Everything related to your field – the tendencies, the salaries, the companies and the recruitment agencies. It might happen that you are looking for a wrong job, or are just unaware of real salaries. So getting an overall picture will be useful for both current search and for upcoming job searches!
Look at the Offer
If the job offer looks bad – refuse. People who need a quality worker will put some effort in looking for him. So if the offer has not enough info or is messy it means that either the company is hiding some part of the info or just don’t cares much for the worker (and therefore might not care too much after the company hired the worker). If you see a professional offer – check it out first and leave the messy ones as backup, in some cases they turn to be better than the good job offers.
Research the Company
Each company has a website, a history, a public image and most important insider info. See that you are at least familiar with that. A good example is to check out the work span of most of the workers. If people come and go too often – this means that something is wrong. If no one ever left the company – it also means that something is wrong. Good company will be somewhere in the middle. A nice thing will be to find quotes from some ex-employees, but make sure that you’ve read the impression of more than one employee and that this employee was not fired for some serious reason (basically that he or she presents real info and is not just having his revenge on the employer). This part is probably the most important so don’t rush and spend some time here.
Lot of information related to the company can be found online. For example it would be wise to check out some analytical info on where the company is going and about its possible future. If the company is going down there is probably no reason to join them. The company may restrict your entry in the office using biometric door locks, but no one can stop you from seeking their information online.
Think Everything Over
The most important advice is – when you have gathered all the information take a step back and think everything over (if the offer is serious of course). Compare all pro’s and con’s, advantages and disadvantages, benefits and limitation. And remember that the highest salary does not necessary means – best job. In some cases a lower salary with some time or social benefits might be a much more suitable solution.