Around every corner, there is an enormous amount of competition that is found among avid job-seekers for a few select positions that in many ways general enough that the position may be filled by someone with little work experience or an education beyond high school. Yet, the list of qualifications for even the lowest positions in a company are beginning to develop expectations that did not exist in former years in hopes of recruiting some of the best young professionals. This behavior is unknowingly creating a gap between those that invested in education and those that develop their skillset through work experience. Regardless of how or why the employer selected you as the perfect candidate; there are three questions that must be considered prior joining that company as a viable member of their team.
The first question is “What is the mission of the company?” in any organization or company there is going to be a mission, a reason for existence whether that is to assist various communities or one in particular. A company will appeal to candidates with matching values, young professionals desire to enhance their communities through community involvement and becoming a part of companies that are involved in the community and offer benefits that truly enhance the lives of their employees. In terms of benefits for the employee, there must be opportunity for professional growth as everyone wants to evolve in their career or positions in a company. The current responsibilities that are related to your position become significant for developing meaningful education, work experience and on the job training all are positive forces for bettering your horizon.
When considering upcoming opportunities another question that must be debated is “What does my position entail?” As a possible candidate researching the qualifications of the job is just as important as investigating the duties that are attached to that position and matching them to your previous employment and abilities that were shown in those previous positions. The significance is to compare growth and change in order to assess how you have grown professionally or determine if you are static in the types of positions obtained. Another reason to study the responsibilities that are attached to a position of interest is seeing how the provided list of duties will change from the advertisement to the interview or even you’re first few moments upon being hired. The last question and even statement to keep in mind is “What are my professional goals?” because losing sight of what is important is easy when juggling various items. In an instance, we change our daily plans based upon the demands of family, friends, and work. If it is that simple to change daily plans, then altering dreams, goals, and your ideal career is just that simple too.
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