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4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Taiye4Christ(m): 4:24pm On Aug 22, 2017
Are you interested in changing jobs? If you are, you may already have a dream job in mind. Although it is nice to dream, it is important that you keep reality in mind. (Reality Check... Finding a new job can be difficult, but it is more than possible to do so). However, you do not want to just take any job offer that comes your way just because you are desperate. A few of the things that you should look out for in a new job are outlined below.

Stability
When searching for a new job, you will want to look for those that are intended to be long-term. Long-term positions are ideal if you are looking to quit your current, stable job. They are also ideal if you rely on your income to help support your family. You will want to have and possibly need to have income not only right away, but income that you can rely on for months or years to come. That is why temporary positions may not be in your best interest, as a job that only lasts one or two months may be unable to provide you with the security that you want and need.

Prospects
The ability to advance is another thing that you will want to look for in a new job. If you regularly find yourself setting goals that you would like to achieve, such as higher pay or a position in management, you will want to work for a company where you have the opportunity to advance. You will want to look for those that advertise that they like to promote from within. Promotion from within is what gives you a better chance of advancing. In fact, advancement is something that potential employers like to hear, so be sure to mention your hope for advancement in your job interviews.

Enhanced Package
Good, but realistic pay is something else that you should look for in a new job. Unless you are sure, you may want to try and refrain from taking a pay cut. If you are able to receive additional benefits that you currently do not have, a pay cut may be worth it. But it is advised that you proceed with caution. Before you search for a new job, you may want to create a budget for yourself. A budget can help you determine how much money you need to make. This will ensure that you are able to find a new job that allows you to adequately pay your bills and support your family.

Proximity To Home
Close proximity is another feature that you may want to look for in a new job. Location may not be an issue if you are willing to travel or relocate, but you should take your possible commute into consideration. Jobs that are miles away from home (intercity/state) may require extra travel time, possibly taking you away from your family. You also need to examine the cost of fuel consumption and wear on your vehicle.

So, as they say, look before you leap.Consider the above factors before taking up that new job to avoid a case of "out of the frying pan into the fire".

https://myhrbuddy..com.ng/2017/08/what-you-should-look-for-in-new-job.html

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by adwem2003(m): 6:20pm On Aug 22, 2017
Proximity from home kor? I won't mind a job offshore, far away from home as long as the pay is far too smiley

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Nobody: 7:05am On Aug 23, 2017
Some people won't bother to consider all these
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by badmrkt(m): 7:06am On Aug 23, 2017
Proximity!! My brother, the children of Israel walked from Egypt to Canaan. I can work from Lagos to Ibadan for my daily bread!!!!

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Ezniteadin(m): 7:07am On Aug 23, 2017
One of the very cogent considerations listed for me is prospect, there are jobs that does not provide a better prospect and has not correlation to your dreams

They will just make you suspend all your plans and dreams while following the dreams of the owner of the Bussines and eventually they make you redundant

Nice piece

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by AJJ17(m): 7:07am On Aug 23, 2017
I don't think there is ever a dream job,, yes there could be better jobs... Motivation wares of with time, then you start to want more

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Nobody: 7:08am On Aug 23, 2017
The truth and nothing but the truth... even a job that makes you work from home is more fantastic. Especially for work life balance !!

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Dutchey(m): 7:08am On Aug 23, 2017
booked
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by jadajada: 7:19am On Aug 23, 2017
On point
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Bigsteveg(m): 7:26am On Aug 23, 2017
Taiye4Christ:
Are you interested in changing jobs? If you are, you may already have a dream job in mind. Although it is nice to dream, it is important that you keep reality in mind. (Reality Check... Finding a new job can be difficult, but it is more than possible to do so). However, you do not want to just take any job offer that comes your way just because you are desperate. A few of the things that you should look out for in a new job are outlined below.

Stability
When searching for a new job, you will want to look for those that are intended to be long-term. Long-term positions are ideal if you are looking to quit your current, stable job. They are also ideal if you rely on your income to help support your family. You will want to have and possibly need to have income not only right away, but income that you can rely on for months or years to come. That is why temporary positions may not be in your best interest, as a job that only lasts one or two months may be unable to provide you with the security that you want and need.

Prospects
The ability to advance is another thing that you will want to look for in a new job. If you regularly find yourself setting goals that you would like to achieve, such as higher pay or a position in management, you will want to work for a company where you have the opportunity to advance. You will want to look for those that advertise that they like to promote from within. Promotion from within is what gives you a better chance of advancing. In fact, advancement is something that potential employers like to hear, so be sure to mention your hope for advancement in your job interviews.

Enhanced Package
Good, but realistic pay is something else that you should look for in a new job. Unless you are sure, you may want to try and refrain from taking a pay cut. If you are able to receive additional benefits that you currently do not have, a pay cut may be worth it. But it is advised that you proceed with caution. Before you search for a new job, you may want to create a budget for yourself. A budget can help you determine how much money you need to make. This will ensure that you are able to find a new job that allows you to adequately pay your bills and support your family.

Proximity To Home
Close proximity is another feature that you may want to look for in a new job. Location may not be an issue if you are willing to travel or relocate, but you should take your possible commute into consideration. Jobs that are miles away from home (intercity/state) may require extra travel time, possibly taking you away from your family. You also need to examine the cost of fuel consumption and wear on your vehicle.

So, as they say, look before you leap.Consider the above factors before taking up that new job to avoid a case of "out of the frying pan into the fire".

https://myhrbuddy..com.ng/2017/08/what-you-should-look-for-in-new-job.html
After sitting down at home for 5 years after NYSC, so you expect them to start considering options before taking any job. What you posted is a joke. Not in this Nigeria abeg.
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by dabeto: 7:28am On Aug 23, 2017
Our changing lifestyle demands we work from home or not too far from workstation or you relocate...
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by jericco1(m): 7:32am On Aug 23, 2017
Proximity to home surely matters.

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by KayDEAN(m): 7:45am On Aug 23, 2017
badmrkt:
Proximity!! My brother, the children of Israel walked from Egypt to Canaan. I can work from Lagos to Ibadan for my daily bread!!!!
lol


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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by wildchild02: 8:15am On Aug 23, 2017
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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by salesforce: 8:26am On Aug 23, 2017
Great

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Bizgold: 8:42am On Aug 23, 2017
It's work for me
The only thing diff
Far from Home
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by donqx: 8:47am On Aug 23, 2017
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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by shollyBi(m): 9:13am On Aug 23, 2017
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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by akanbiaa(m): 9:16am On Aug 23, 2017
Bigsteveg:

After sitting down at home for 5 years after NYSC, so you expect them to start considering options before taking any job. What you posted is a joke. Not in this Nigeria abeg.
Na because they never offer you job with less than 25k as a graduate and workload of 3 to 7 people and still unstable salary and deductions in salary upto a weeks pay if you are unable to accomplish some of the task or could not accomplish it on time due to your assigned task clashing with each other at the same time.

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Taiye4Christ(m): 10:14am On Aug 23, 2017
Bigsteveg:

After sitting down at home for 5 years after NYSC, so you expect them to start considering options before taking any job. What you posted is a joke. Not in this Nigeria abeg.

Lolll... I understand the state of the economy currently may want to make job seekers desperate. That is why this piece was written in the first place! Trust me, some jobs are not worth considering at all. You may think "as long as it helps keep body and soul together, no problem", but at the end, they just drain you. You get stuck - can't move forward, hard to want out, wasted time, wasted opportunities gone while holding onto the job. No job satisfaction, only regrets.

Those who have been there will know better to look before leaping.
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Taiye4Christ(m): 10:17am On Aug 23, 2017
modelmike7:
Some people won't bother to consider all these

They SHOULD bother to. It's like not taking necessary factors into consideration before making a huge investment. Odikwa risky!
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Taiye4Christ(m): 10:19am On Aug 23, 2017
badmrkt:
Proximity!! My brother, the children of Israel walked from Egypt to Canaan. I can work from Lagos to Ibadan for my daily bread!!!!

Oshey, Johnnie Walker... Keep walking!!!!

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Taiye4Christ(m): 10:20am On Aug 23, 2017
Ezniteadin:
One of the very cogent considerations listed for me is prospect, there are jobs that does not provide a better prospect and has not correlation to your dreams

They will just make you suspend all your plans and dreams while following the dreams of the owner of the Bussines and eventually they make you redundant

Nice piece

True. Thank you.
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Jpmono122(m): 11:00am On Aug 23, 2017
badmrkt:
Proximity!! My brother, the children of Israel walked from Egypt to Canaan. I can work from Lagos to Ibadan for my daily bread!!!!

chai.... take it easy
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Bigsteveg(m): 12:31pm On Aug 23, 2017
Taiye4Christ:


Lolll... I understand the state of the economy currently may want to make job seekers desperate. That is why this piece was written in the first place! Trust me, some jobs are not worth considering at all. You may think "as long as it helps keep body and soul together, no problem", but at the end, they just drain you. You get stuck - can't move forward, hard to want out, wasted time, wasted opportunities gone while holding onto the job. No job satisfaction, only regrets.

Those who have been there will know better to look before leaping.
I totally get your point, you are right. But nowadays, people just need something to provide food for them. A friend (graduate) once begged me that incase I see and job for him, no matter the kind of job he just want to be able to eat at least 2 meals comfortably at home. GOD help us in this country.
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Bigsteveg(m): 12:38pm On Aug 23, 2017
akanbiaa:
Na because they never offer you job with less than 25k as a graduate and workload of 3 to 7 people and still unstable salary and deductions in salary upto a weeks pay if you are unable to accomplish some of the task or could not accomplish it on time due to your assigned task clashing with each other at the same time.
But some are actually doing that kind of job you just talked about. It's not as if they wanted the job, they just don't have choice and they have to eat and probably feed one or two.
GOD just us, and we should never stop thanks GOD for the little we have, that job you think is humiliating...somebody is seriously praying for it somewhere.

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Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Moshlaw(m): 1:33pm On Aug 23, 2017
key points...
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Nobody: 1:52pm On Aug 23, 2017
adwem2003:
Proximity from home kor? I won't mind a job offshore, far away from home as long as the pay is far too smiley

Are you sure that you know what you are talking about?

Can you commute for 3hours to go to work and 3hours back?
Re: 4 Things You Should Consider Before Taking A New Job by Queenserah26(f): 2:20pm On Aug 23, 2017
Nice tips

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