We’ve found that the best fit for our candidates are positions they have carefully considered and weighed against criteria that stays true to their goals and values.
The best way to do this is to put thought into what you want out of your work today and in the future. Think in terms of what would be present in a dream job for you and what are things that should be present to meet your unique needs.
Wise leaders know that the best teams are diverse teams. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t commonality with values. When everyone’s core values are aligned and moving towards a common goal, it drives productivity and inspiration!
We once hired a contractor from a trusted resource as a Sales Development Rep. He seemed to be struggling, so our CEO invited him to lunch. When she asked him what his dream job would be, he said, “I don’t really like sales. I want to be an English as a Second Language teacher.” The conversation immediately shifted from him continuing to support us in sales, to what he could do to land that dream job!
Staying true to yourself and your values will help you make decisions that serve your professional and personal goals alike. Now might be a good time to ask yourself a few questions to crystallize your thoughts and have your prioritized list ready when you’re in job search mode. A surprising number of candidates find that they’ve settled for the wrong job. Avoiding a mismatch and short tenure is best for all.
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” – Rumi, recognized as a best-selling poet in the U.S.