Now really is a great time to be a candidate. As the economy continues to look increasingly positive, more businesses are freeing up budgets to invest in new hires.
Indeed, at Inward Revenue we are doing the same and are currently looking to recruit new consultants to join our ever expanding team. But, with the number of opportunities growing, how can you tell which is the right one for you? Here are just a few things to consider:
This is perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind. You will spend so much time at work that it’s important to ensure the culture and office environment fits you and your personality. If for example, you’re an out-going person who likes to socialise, a company that does little in the way of team building events might not appeal.
Remember, though, that it will take some research to find out what a business’s culture is really like. Look at its social media channels and blog to get an insight into what it would be like working at the company.
Your colleagues will play a huge role in how much you enjoy your job, not to mention your professional development. As such it’s important to consider if the dynamic of the team suits you. For example, at Inward Revenue we operate as a dynamic unit, but there is also a healthy level of competition. This keeps us all motivated on a day-to-day basis, and the senior team encourages everyone to be competitive. In fact, the team has a Fifa league, and you can often catch the consultants challenging each other on the Xbox in the office.
This is understandably the first thought that pops into many minds when considering a role, after all, one of the big reasons we all work is to earn money. Of course, this can be judged based on a comparison of your current salary, but consider what other financial rewards are on offer. For example, recruitment is a sales profession. As such, the team works on a commission basis. For those willing to put the hard work and necessary time into the job, the financial return can be highly rewarding.
Finally, consider how beneficial the role will be for your career progression. During the hiring processes you’re likely to hear interviewers mention where the position can take an individual, but seek out real-life examples yourself. Look out for any cases studies on the company’s careers page as these will provide real-life examples of team members that have progressed in the business. And always remember to find out what training schemes are in place. A company with a robust development plan is likely to be highly committed to its staff and more likely to help boost your career.
What else do you look for in a job?
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