If you’ve followed me on social media for a while, you’ll know if I’ve done a lot of contract work. What comes with that is a lot of job hunting. The hardest thing about job hunting is that the variables I look for are not the variables that are advertised.
What I Look For In A Job
Basically, I want to be challenged, busy, able to work how I want to and have colleagues I can talk to maturely when I want to.
Micro-managers make me want to push people off of the top of tall buildings. Open plan offices are hell for introverts. Even with headphones.
But how do you know where you will be working? How loud your workmates will be in the open plan office?
People view these things as petty or unimportant in the recruiting process. They are really critical for me. Unfortunately I’ve never found a good way of covering these topics in a pre-employment stage. You just have to guess and hope.
What do you look for in a job?