4 Things You Need to Do Before you Take The Job

We all have different passions and dream jobs. We all want to work in places where we are most productive, where there is suitable environment for our creativity to flow without restrictions. And of cause the big pay without so much stress.

While some people work towards building their empires and becoming their own bosses, others are way too settling to take up the challenge and risks that owning a personal business comes with. Either way the reality is you have to work so you can earn. There’s that sense of satisfaction that comes with it and also a sense of responsibility.

You get to be independent, become your own person and that’s the freedom that allows you to live a fulfilled life.

Choosing a job could get very exciting and confusing at the same time. I hope this helps you pick the right job.

Observe the environment

That sounds lame right? Somewhere in your head, you are thinking ‘’what does the environment have to do with me?’’ On the contrary your environment is one factor that determines whether you are going to enjoy the job you are about to take or simple stress yourself out.

Mind you, your environment entails everything around you, your office space, your colleagues, if it’s quiet or very noisy, whether you have to be glued to a chair or not. All those tiny details matter. You work to solve problems and make life better for yourself and the world. You can’t be at your best if you not free to express yourself.

Do a background check on the job

I remember taking a job once with a company that turned out to be a fraudulent company. I had attended about two meetings in the building including an interview and I still didn’t take notice that something was not right. Why? That was because that was my first job interview and I didn’t know what to expect and secondly, I was desperate to get busy. I just could not return to being idle.

Fortunately my dad took interest in my new found job and decided to visit the office. For an experienced person, it wasn’t hard for him to figure out that the job was nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. That was what saved me from being an accomplice to fraudsters.

So be on the safe side, though it’s good to conceal your plans, it’s also important that you have people you can confide in so they can guide you and prevent you from making costly mistakes.

Get answers to all your questions

It’s important you know what the job entails and what you have to offer. Taking up a restrictive job gets really boring. Know your boundaries; ask questions about your pay check and the benefits that come with the job. Make sure you and your employer are on the same page. In case the job doesn’t work out, at least you would have made a new friend.

Discuss your free time

It doesn’t matter how much you love your job or the pleasure you derive from working, you need to spend time away from your job. It increases your productivity and changes your approach to things generally. Your free time away from work not only refreshes your body and mind but also increases your accuracy and speed.

There is really no point making all that money if you can’t sit back, relax and enjoy it with the people that matter most to you. You’ve got one shot at life, and there’s more to it than your job. If you don’t have free time, don’t take the job.