What should you look for in your first job?

Having a job can be a financially rewarding experience, but having a career is not only financially rewarding, but also personally rewarding. A successful career will bring you a lot of joy and will add a lot of meaning to your life. At the start of your career journey, it is important to keep this in mind. You do not just want to slave away like some robot in a futuristic sci fi movie. In every job there are three things that you should look for. Off the top of your head can you guess what the three most important things to look for in a job or career are? In our course we look at this in depth and provide you with practical tips on how to make sure that you find the right career path for you.

The corporate culture of a company consists of a combination of the people who work at the company, their personal characteristics, values and personalities. If you work with uninteresting, uninspired people with low motivation, the corporate culture of the workplace is very unlikely to be positive or conducive to growth. This is why it is so important to find a career that not only suits your personal values and talents, but also has people that you would like to be around for most of the day. People that you would like to work with, can only be defined by you, as everyone has different preferences of people, they would like to surround themselves with.

The last thing you want to do is to end up in a monotone job that pays the bills, but you have no potential for growth, both professionally or personally. If you end up here, you will become frustrated, bored and will not find your career rewarding.

During your career journey, you might find yourself in a position where you are comfortable with the work you are doing, what skills you are attaining and you might get along well with the people that you work with, but you are not getting a market related salary. If you are not being paid the amount that you should be according to your experience and your qualifications, it will not make a difference how much you enjoy your job and the people you work with, ultimately you will become dissatisfied with your career situation.

After reading this, were you accurate in your earlier guess about what three things are the most important and should be looked for in any career?

Topic: Motivation Mastery