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Updated 10/16/2018

Important Factors For Selecting Next Employer

What factors are important to you in selecting your next employer?
Here is a list of questions to get you started:
[_]       Do you prefer very large organizations? What about them makes the difference to you?
[_]       Do you prefer medium sized organizations? Why?
[_]       Do you prefer small organizations? Why?
[_]       Can you enjoy working in a very small family organization?
[_]       Do you want to work for Federal Government?
[_]       Do you want to work for State Government?
[_]       Do you want to work for City Government?
[_]       Do you know how to determine the financial prospects of an organization?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization achieving high profits?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization that values quality over profits?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization that is entirely non-profit?
[_]       Do you prefer to be on your feet and very active in your work?
[_]       Can you enjoy working mostly on your feet like at a service counter?
[_]       Do you prefer al 100% desk job?
[_]       Do you prefer a mix (at a desk and moving around)?
[_]       Do you prefer working outside?
[_]       Do you prefer working inside?
[_]       Do you prefer a mix (inside and outside)?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization that is very involved with its community?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization that is very Public?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization that ignores its community?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization that is very isolated and secret?
[_]       Do you enjoy travel for work?
[_]       Are OK with occasional travel for work?
[_]       Are you willing to relocate?
[_]       What are your commuting limits?
[_]       Are they located within your commuting limits?
[_]       Are they located near public transportation?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization with a lot of competition between employees?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization where individual achievement is honored?
[_]       Do you want to be a part of an organization with an attitude of sharing between employees?
[_]       Do you enjoy doing research?
[_]       Do you enjoy interacting with people all day?
[_]       Do you enjoy interacting with people part of the day?
[_]       Do you enjoy interacting with people intermittently all day?
[_]       Do you prefer working quietly away from most people?
[_]       Do you prefer using the telephone for communication?
[_]       Do you prefer using email for communication?
[_]       Do you prefer face-to-face communication?
[_]       Do you enjoy making presentations to small groups?
[_]       Do you enjoy making presentations to large audiences?
[_]       Do you need Direct Hire status?
[_]       Do you prefer Contract or Contract-to-Hire status?
[_]       Do you need on-site childcare?
[_]       How many hours per week do you want to work?
[_]       Do you prefer to avoid Collective Bargaining Unions?
[_]       Do you welcome Collective Bargaining Unions?
[_]       Do you like working closely with your management?
[_]       Do you prefer occasional contact with your management?
[_]       Do you prefer having your tasks assigned to you?
[_]       Do you prefer defining most or your own tasks with occasional management approval?
[_]       Do you want to manage, mentor or share responsibilities with co-workers?
[_]       Can you enjoy working with a diverse group of co-workers (age, culture, interests, gender)?
[_]       Can you enjoy working for someone significantly different from you (age, culture, interests, gender)?
[_]       Do you understand the team-working environment and can you share your skills in one?
[_]       Are there industries you would like to work in?
[_]       Are there industries you would avoid?
[_]       Would you really prefer to be gainfully self-employed?
[_]       Do you enjoy the Marketing aspects?
[_]       Do you enjoy the Accounts Receivable part?
[_]       Do you enjoy the Accounts Payable part?
[_]       Do you enjoy all of the many parts of running a successful business?
    See books like:     "The Computer Consultant's Guide" by Janet Ruhl

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