What You Should Consider Before You Start a New Job

June 23rd, 2015 | Food for Thought, Job Search | No Comments »

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Starting a new job can make you nervous and uncomfortable. But, if you consider some key components before you start a new job, you will be less anxious and will be more prepared. A LinkedIn influencer recently shared some tips on starting a new job. He laid out the top 10 things he thinks are important to consider before starting a new job. Knowing what you want and expect from a new job is vital to your happiness and success in a new role. Make sure you really think it through before you accept a new job. It is hard to know for sure if you will truly enjoy your new job or not, but if you evaluate it beforehand, you will be in a better position to like it in the long term.

Here are 10 things that you should consider before you start a new job:

  1. Decide what you want to sell
  2. Decide who you want to sell it to
  3. Look at the market in that space
  4. Determine the budget
  5. Make sure you know who you will be partnering with/working with
  6. Note the setting – where you will be working – consider whether or not the location is strategic or doable
  7. Figure out how you will promote whatever it is you are selling, be it goods or services, regardless of whether or not you are in a true sales position…you are always selling yourself on the job!
  8. Find out how you will sell your goods or services
  9. Think about what you expect from you job and determine what you truly need from it
  10. Evaluate a work-life balance plan and you will balance your new job with your home life and personal life