Discussion 54 Alamo: Questions to ask yourself

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Monster has listed some questions that everyone should ask themselves before accepting any new job. Do you agree or disagree with this list below. What would you add?

By: Chrissy Scivicque @ Monster College

  1. Is this a long-term career move? If not, what does this position offer in the way of experience and/or connections that will put me in a better position for achieving my long-term career goals in the future? How long do I need to stay in order to gain these advantages?
  2. If this is a short-term career move, what is the purpose of it? Am I running away from something I DON’T want or running towards something I DO want?
  3. Does this position challenge my mental abilities?
  4. Am I capable of, and comfortable with, doing the tasks for which I would be responsible?
  5. Do I fully understand the expectations of the role?
  6. Will the company provide me with the necessary resources to be successful?
  7. Does this position utilize my talents and skills?
  8. Will I be able to offer a valuable contribution?
  9. Will I be proud to be associated with the company’s brand, product and/or services?
  10. Does the company culture appear to be in line with my values?
  11. Is the office location a comfortable distance from home? Will the commute potentially be a problem and if so, how will I overcome it?
  12. Have my interactions with other employees been comfortable and friendly?
  13. Can I envision feeling at home with the other employees socially?
  14. Does my direct supervisor appear to be a supportive individual from whom I can learn?
  15. Is the work environment conducive to my own work style?
  16. Will the work feel professionally satisfying?
  17. Financially, will this job provide me with a desirable lifestyle? If not, does it have the potential to in the future?
  18. Will the benefits package meet my needs?
  19. Is there opportunity for future professional growth?
  20. Are there any potential problems I can foresee in accepting this job? If so, how will I avoid them and/or overcome them?
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1 Comment

  1. Janet Reeling

    I’m not posting about adding any questions. This post is a comment on some of these question. I don’t feel that questions 12 through 16 are answerable before taking the position. At least not to a comfortable degree of satisfaction.
    I remember having a trainer, who later became a supervisor. As a trainer, he barely passed on the minimum to get the class to the floor. As a supervisor, it seemed to be a case of knowing how, but not able to explain how. This wasn’t something that would appear before accepting the position.

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