I’M UP FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL

 

People usually change job for these three main reasons:

* Professional growth

 * Bad relationship with their boss

* Bad corporate climate

Once one of the three conditions above mentioned happens, employees become hardened job seekers.

The funny thing is that even if people could have different perspectives about what “a good Job” means for them, they often share this: they would like to find something special.

Where “special” means a satisfying fit between their own professional aims and personal values and needs.

I believe that no one in his right mind would fall into a worse situation. This is one of the reasons why it’s important to evaluate if the new job is able to fulfill you more than the current or previous one.

Many people think about fulfillment focusing on the hard side only: competences, skills, promotions, money, positioning, time management and flexibility.

Actually, for evaluating a new employer, it’s definitely not enough: you have to spend all your day in a certain environment, together with certain people. So, you need to get information about that corporate management and its culture as well. Especially if you are leaving a steady job, for a new one.

In the digital era, job seekers are lucky about that. They have several tools to gather information and to evaluate the new working environment widely.

I would share some advice about that.

The first is one of my favorite tools ever: “Glassdoor” www.glassdoor.com

Glassdoor is a useful website that “holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.”

Secondly, I would mention “Great place to work” www.greatplacetowork.net

“Great Place to Work® Institute conducts research and recognizes leading workplaces in more than 45 countries on six continents. Based on results of surveys representing over 10 million employees around the globe”.

Finally…. “LinkedIn”, of course.

Today through LinkedIn you can easily get in touch with several stakeholders. You can also have a wider picture about a company structure: roles, organization, employees’ turnover, references and so on. This is an informal tool very useful to build awareness before an important choice.

The more focused you are on your aims, the more aware you are on your options, the more strategic you will be in deciding for the best choice.

Every day could bring new choices and chances, let’s pick the special one for you up!

 

Enza Artino,
International Service Manager c/o Wyser; Coaching Competence Center Manager c/o Gi Group