The Only Rule You Need When Considering A New Job
The Biggest Thing To Consider If You Want A New Job
Taking on a new job role can be a tough decision to make. There are lots of things to consider, to make sure you’re making the right move. We all want to make sure that we are making sensible career moves!
Of course, it does depend on where you are in your life, and the responsibilities you already have.
If you have a family, and people are relying on you to pay the bills and make sure you don’t struggle, then please make your decision based around that! If you are the sole breadwinner, then you cannot afford to be too selfish about the decisions you make. You have to put your responsibilities first.
However, if you’re relatively free to make your decision based on you, and what you want to do, then this post is for you!
I hope you find it useful, please let me know in the comments what you think and if you’ll be using it in future.
The Rule of Three – Job Choosing
I love this rule of 3 and think it’s extremely useful. Honestly, it’s overwhelming deciding where to go with your career sometimes. If you’ve got the opportunity in front of you, and you don’t know what to do, then consider these 3 things.
It really helps to go back to start and think about things in their simplest form.
The basic approach is this: the opportunity needs to have at least one of these to be considered a good direction to go in.
Most jobs are likely to only have one of the below points going for it, that’s just fact.
If it has more than one, then that’s amazing! But don’t be disgruntled if it doesn’t, as I think that’s pretty damn rare…
If the role doesn’t have any of the below points, then it’s definitely worth taking a step back and thinking about whether it will serve you well at all. Carry on reading if you want to know the 3 questions to ask yourself!
1. Does The Job Pay Well?
One of the biggest things to consider is whether the job pays well! Most of us have to work because we need the money; it’s how the world goes round! At the end of the day, it’s going to be a big part of why you choose a job, so don’t feel bad about that! You have to work to pay for your life, so choosing an option that focuses on the salary is fair.
If the job opportunity doesn’t pay well enough, and the pay isn’t acceptable enough for you to take the job off the bat, then you need to consider whether it has option 2 or 3.
If you need the money and you have the opportunity in front of you that provides that money, then take the role. It could be that you are unemployed or your current job doesn’t pay you enough. If these are the case, then it’s definitely worth considering this new opportunity.
2. Does The Opportunity Give You Development/Opportunity In Future?
If the money isn’t quite enticing enough, but you would be in a position to gain some extremely valuable experience, then the role is definitely worth considering.
You might be looking to boost your career further and earn a higher salary, but this position might be the missing rung on the ladder that you need to take you there.
Never underestimate the power of experience!
I take time in every single role that I work in and make sure I learn EVERYTHING I possibly can whilst I’m there. If there are opportunities for me to join in and get involved with other areas, then I’m the first to volunteer!
Maybe the opportunity in question will provide you with the key knowledge and personal development that you need to take you hurtling towards your end goals – don’t miss out just because of the money if you can avoid it.
3. Does The Role Provide Enjoyment or Satisfaction?
Finally, you need to consider whether the role will be something that you really enjoy!
This is one that might not be high on your list of priorities as you are a sensible person and know that money is important. However, it shouldn’t be underestimated.
Most people wish that they were in a job that they enjoy and that fulfils them.
If you have found a role that provides you with that feeling of satisfaction and joy, then it’s definitely worth considering. At the end of the day, we spend so much of our time working. It’s the only way that we can pay our way in this world, and most of us have to do it.
Why not take a position that fills you with joy?!
If you have the chance to do it, then why not go for it? You might realise that actually, the money that you are missing isn’t as important as you thought it was.
In my eyes, as long as you have enough money to pay your bills, and have the lifestyle you desire, then you are free to choose a role that makes you happy.
When you are considering the next job opportunity you have, look at the three points above. Think about whether you have at least one of these if you take the role.
If the answer is yes, then you can take the position knowing that you did so for a sensible reason!
I hope you have found this post helpful, and will consider the rule of 3 next time you have a job opportunity.