Obviously, for many employees, pay is a major – if not the primary – factor considered in the job hunting process. However, choosing your job only by pay and potential for future pay is a great way to end up in the miserable job situation, like something out of Office Space. There are a number of things you need to consider when evaluating the suitability of a job, and pay and pay potential is only one of them. What else should you evaluate?
Are the people at the company a good team? It can be difficult to evaluate the state of office politics when you’re just looking into a job, but finding out about the cohesiveness of a team is extremely important. You won’t necessarily like everyone that work with, but the important thing is that everyone works well as a team.
Is the job something about which you can be passionate? Your ability to bring your all to your job will have a huge influence on your actual level of success there.
Is the company committed to giving the best product or service possible? Companies that place profits above products or services often provide less satisfying work experiences.