Three questions you should ask before taking a new job

Whether you are on the side of those who hire or interviewed, know that the process of finding a good job option is a challenge for everyone involved, but worth seeking out.

I recently read a study showing that more than 60% of Americans do not feel their work is a good option for them. He also noted that more than half of all US workers surveyed feel "unhappy" and / or "depressed" in his current job. 

Whether you are on the side of those who hire or interviewed, know that the process of finding a good job option is a challenge for everyone involved, but worth seeking out. If you are considering a job change or attend interviews for a new job, I suggest you be very circumspect (and maybe even demanding) when alternatives.

Fortunately, there are some questions that both employers and applicants can make themselves for clarity in the search process. Here are three that are very useful, in my experience:

1. Is a job that will keep me awake at night thinking about how to improve things?
In other words, how passionate I am about the work that I will perform this work? Stay awake at night thinking about how to improve things at work can actually be a sign that you have a job that is in harmony with their ideas. If so, you will be able to withstand a lot of imperfections at work (and all jobs have them).

For employers, simply replace the "I" for "them" to this question. Does this candidate is simply looking to leave a boring job? Or are you really excited about the work your company? Work performance often has a direct link with the answer to this question.

2. How much of my learning in previous work will be used in the future employment?
In an ideal world, the job you want is a job that never could have done without all the experience accumulated so far. Employers must understand that while a good personality and high potential are great features to consider, the right profile and the amount of experience should be considered greatly.

3. Does this new opportunity I am considering has a culture that encourages its employees or only tolerated?
The difference between the two is like night and day. You are considering a change of environment, and in most cases, is an environment in which spend more time than anywhere else. It is likely that during the week to spend more time with people who you work with and what will be with your family. Do what you can to find out if that potential workplace and their future colleagues bring excitement to your life. This factor could make all the difference in your happiness, labor productivity and sense of accomplishment.

For those at the end of the recruitment process, this can be a difficult aspect to analyze. But one of the most important challenges in attracting the best candidates is to create a culture that people want to dabble. Ask yourself the same question: "Are we encouraging our employees or simply tolerating?" See how the quality of candidates rises as you adjust your culture accordingly.

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