Young office worker alseep on the job.  Shot in studio.Often there lies a temptation in applying for absolutely any job out there that may bear any form of tenuous resemblance to what you interests and then in accepting any such job offers without enquiring about hours, pay or conditions. Although it is becoming increasingly difficult in many industries to attain relevant and high-quality jobs that will advance one’s career, this doesn’t mean that you should eliminate standards when it comes to accepting job offers. In order to avoid exploitative bosses, harsh conditions, or irrelevant jobs that you simply don’t enjoy, you need to have an idea of what sort of job you are looking for and ensure that this is the kind of position you attain by only applying for and accepting suitable jobs. There is no absolutely no point in going to the effort of ┬ástarting a job that you don’t enjoy. The best way to avoid a position which leaves you staring at a clock the entire day is to avoid starting such a job in the first place.

Searching for Suitable Jobs

When looking for a job, whether if be online or through an agency or university, you need to ensure that in your search specifications, you refine the jobs to requiring only the skills you possess, the degrees you have studied or the interests you hold. There is no value in searching for all the available jobs out there, thinking it would be a great job or wishing it were the right one for you. To make the most of your job-searching time, only look for and actually apply for relevant, realistic and suitable jobs, appropriate to you and which you think you would love.

Applying for Suitable Jobs

When applying for suitable jobs, make sure you don’t make up particular interests or create any fake skills in order to increase your apparent applicability to the role. The employer will be able to gauge your level of genuine passion for the job in the interview or initial stages of the job and will not appreciate your presence if you don’t want to be there. By the same token, required skills and interests are listed in job applications for a reason and if you exaggerate your attributes you could easily find yourself lost and overwhelmed by tasks that are beyond your capabilities.

Accepting Job offers

Before confirming any position or accepting any job offers, you should do your research into the company and the role beforehand. In order to avoid unwelcome surprises or unsatisfactory prospects, be clear on the tasks involved in the role and try to understand the company’s atmosphere and whether you would fit in. Ask yourself if the job will challenge you and if you can imagine yourself spending a large proportion of your time invested in such a job and still enjoy it. You should also be clear, before starting a job, on the pay, flexibility of hours and their position on leave or holidays.

Although you should be grateful for every job offer that arises, you shouldn’t be flippant in immediately accepting or rejecting any offer, which doesn’t provide a gateway to a suitable job. It is much more preferable to be aware of the job description before starting work, than wasting both your own and your boss’s time in fitting you in to a position that isn’t suited to you.

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