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How to Judge if a Job is Worth Your Time

How to Judge if a Job is Worth Your Time

Finding the right employment position is stressful at the best of times. But the pandemic and rapid digitization of the job market is making the prospect of searching for a new job downright terrifying. LinkedIn profile optimization, endless streams of correspondence, and, of course, those devastating rejection emails are all resource- and time-consuming endeavors. And that’s before factoring in the analysis of whether or not the job is even the right fit for you. 

A silver lining in this process is that sites are providing more transparency into the actual day-to-day deliverables of job roles. You can use this information in conjunction with some key considerations to make a more informed decision about whether the process of applying, interviewing, and performing for this job is in your best interest. Here are some factors that you should be using to judge if a posting is worth your time. 

Factors to Determining Job Fit

To determine whether a job is worth your time, it’s important that you know what aspects of the workplace are most worthwhile to you. We all need money to survive, so that’s an obvious consideration, but there are also some personal, social, and occupation factors you need to weigh in order to avoid making a poor choice.

Job Roles

Between your educational, training, and workplace experiences, you’ve likely developed a good understanding of the work roles you resonate with most. Make sure that the outline contains a good number of tasks that you find enjoyable or, at the very least, stimulating. If you’re entering a new field, be sure to think critically and honestly about how the various roles line up with your previous experience and career goals. 

Company Culture

As I’m sure you’re aware, people spend a lot of time at their place of employment. To know whether a job posting is worth following up on, investigating the About Us section of their website, or analyzing the content they post on social media is a great way to determine whether the company culture matches your value system. Confirm that the protocols, beliefs, and behaviors comprising company culture are congruent with your own before investing more time into the potential role. 

Advancement Opportunities

While there may be multiple job postings that match your criteria for an ideal fit, the opportunity and likelihood for professional advancement occurring should be considered in your assessment. Jobs that allow your role (and compensation) to expand alongside your experience are much more likely to result in long-term satisfaction. In addition to squandering your opportunity for growth, companies that don’t allow much vertical movement may not have an employee-friendly value structure.

If any of the above factors don’t align with your own personal and career goals, don’t be afraid to move on from an offer that otherwise seems promising. With proper guidance from employment professionals, you can make a decision that will improve outcomes for both you and the company seeking a new hire. 

If you’re looking for a staffing company with over 25 years of experience in the employment industry, Masis Staffing Solutions provides unparalleled service. Reach out to us today to find out more about how our team of experts can help you find the perfect position or candidate for you!