Top 5 Must-Haves for Today’s Job Seekers
Do they offer the latest technology devices to work efficiently and productively? What’s the vibe when you walk through the office? Is it well-lit? Is it stocked with modern amenities? Also be sure to check out their policies about flexibility. Do they offer the opportunity to work from home sometimes? How about flex-time? Ask to speak to some current employees about how this policy works. Read our recent blog detailing how workplaces can get more flexible here.
When you speak with current employees or read reviews on Glassdoor, are you getting the impression the company values work/life balance? If not, think twice. Yes, work is work and you need to work hard to execute some projects or meet a goal or stay on deadline, but once completed do they give comp time off? How flexible and understanding will they be about life moments? Quiz them during your interview. Give a hypothetical life situation (e.g., your child becomes ill during work hours; your sister’s car breaks down and you have to go rescue her at 2PM) and see how they react.
These 5 must-haves won’t necessarily land you the job of your dreams (that you have to do on your own or with our help!), but they can help you decide which companies to apply to and how you go about your search. And if you’d like our help, please contact us.
Amy Alvarez, Director – Talent Acquisition
Amy has spent more than 20 years in the world of recruiting helping professionals find great jobs and companies find a good match to add to their team. Being organized has led to success and happiness in both her personal and professional life. She likes to spend time with family and friends, travel and watch movies. To date, Amy’s favorite place to visit has been Rome, Italy.