6 Flags That You Should not Take the Job
These warning signs can help you determine if a position is not suitable for you.
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When young people are looking for a job for the first time, they are often so anxious to find a job that they do not adequately analyze whether it is the right place for their professional development. Here are six red flags to indicate that getting a job that in a few months’ time will make you wonder: what have I gotten myself into may not be a good idea?
1. They tell you that responsibilities will increase, but pay will not increase in proportion
If the interview has many more responsibilities than stated in the job description, pay attention to this. It is normal that not all tasks are detailed. However, if the list grows alarmingly, it may not match the compensation offered. Analyze whether these other activities are helping you acquire new skills or whether it is your duty to meet obligations that should correspond to another area or person. Don’t forget to ask your interviewer about any doubts about this, as these are an important decision-making factor.
2. Lack of learning opportunities
You need to analyze how much growth the job offers you, either through the activities you perform on a daily basis or whether the company cares about inviting professionals, giving lectures and advising their employees, training, consulting firms or even encouraging them to offer theirs Employees to take courses elsewhere. Find out if the company allocates a special budget to this area.
3. If you accept the assignment, you will be led in the wrong direction
Even if you are unsure of where to go professionally, there may be signs that the position is not right for you. Think of this as time “spent” doing something that doesn’t make you happy or gives you the experience or learning you need as your professional competence develops the skills you want to acquire. This is really a way of losing competitiveness, and that dissatisfaction can affect your productivity. It wouldn’t be a win-win situation for you or the company.
4. With constant change of personnel or permanent resignation
Difficult to tell at first glance, but there can be clear indications. Check whether job boards or sites where you are looking for a job are constantly posting vacancies or whether a company is always looking for employees. It’s a red flag because people are not happy with this place. Another possibility is for your interviewer to mention that a position is difficult to fill or that there is a lot of revenue. You can even ask direct questions, such as: B .: What do employees want to change in the company? Has the sector suffered the blow and how has it been managed? Depending on the answers you get, your decision can be made.
5. Nobody asks you what your long-term goals are
If the interviewer isn’t interested in your future plans and doesn’t tell you about growth opportunities within the company, he, she or she is probably just interested in seeing you fill a job that doesn’t have much future. Ask about the developments and challenges your position might pose in the future so you can determine whether or not there will be growth.
6. There is no chemistry with who will be your direct boss
During the interview phases, you will be interviewed by your direct boss at some point. Make sure you empathize with the person and get on with them. analyze whether they will have a fruitful employment relationship. Otherwise, they could be your first enemy in the company or someone limiting your potential. You don’t have to be your best friend, but you do have to be someone who can act as a guide and mentor and not step on you every step of the way.