Choosing a Job

Choosing a Job

The growth of Bristol has in turn created a vast array of job opportunities for the people of the city. With these ever increasing employment openings, it is now more difficult to choose any one particular direction. Below are some useful tips on how to choose your next job, or possibly, your career.

  • Take some time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Reflect upon what type of job you would like to go into, the effects it could have on your lifestyle, and where you would work.
  • Talk to people such as career advisors or those who have experience in the field you are particularly interested in.
    Career advisors can conduct specialised questionnaires and tests to help you identify and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, interests and your preferred career choices.
  • When speaking to those who have worked in the job area you are interested in, ask what they like and dislike about the job, the chances of promotion and the atmosphere in the workplace. After speaking to these people, you can then assess whether the job meets your expectations.
  • To find a long term occupation is one of the most difficult things to do. There can be a number of different factors that can get in the way.
    You might enjoy your job but find working conditions are unbearable.
    The best way of overcome these obstacles is to research potential new employment avenues.
  • Also, if you enjoy your work, but not the place of work, consider transferring to another store/office, etc. Maybe there are a few other companies in Bristol that are in the same field as your current company.


Finally

Whichever job/career you decide to embark on, you first must think carefully whether or not it will match your interests, aims and motivations, as well as fulfilling your potential.
Before you decide on which direction you will ultimately take, consider the following:

  • Which skills and abilities do you most enjoy using?
  • Do you prefer to working individually or as part of a team?
  • Would you prefer an office based job or maybe your more of an outdoors person?
  • Is earning lots of money an important factor?
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