Important things to look for when starting a new job

When you finally find a new job it can be a scary process to begin with. We look at some tips to help you when starting a new job.

Searching for, and finding a new job requires patience, courage, and a clear mindset. Sometimes we can be so focused on how we come across to potential employers, that we don’t pay enough attention to the place we’re starting to work at. Today, there are many important things to consider when your job is in a modern workplace. Here are a few tips to guide you when looking for your next job to ensure that the company offering you a job is also able to offer you a place of work worth the time and effort you are about to put in.

You love it

It’s a lucky person who finds a job that they love doing 100 per cent of the time. Obviously, as in all parts of life there are going to be times that are more difficult, challenging or rewarding than others. However, if this is a career you see yourself having for the foreseeable future, be sure that it’s something you will be able to take as least some pleasure from.

If you hate going to work every day, then you’re unlikely to be projecting the positive attitude needed to face the more difficult situations- and the work ethic looked for when promotions are up for grabs.

Clear Mindset

One of the most important factors in the job hunt is to know what you’re looking for from the very beginning. Be sure to have a clear idea of your availability and the hours and days you are willing or able to work. Think carefully about the distance you want to be travelling to the office each day- and how much you are willing to pay on transport (or check if the company offer any help towards ticket fees.)

Thankfully jobsites like Jobrapido allow you to filter local vacancies to suit your specific requirements at the very beginning of your job search, saving a lot of time and difficulties in the long run. Having an idea of what you’re looking for will also help you understand what benefits and advantages you can expect from your new position!

Affecting the world

In today’s age, the world we live in is being harmed continuously from all sorts of directions. So finding a job that impacts our surroundings in a positive way is a detail that you should take into consideration now that you have the chance! Of course this doesn’t mean that you have to find jobs that are only in the humanitarian field, but finding positions that help in small ways too will definitely make you feel better when on the job.

Companies with clear policies relating to environmental and social issues are more likely to be modern and forward thinking places to work, indeed there are many business benefits in going green.

Balancing act

Since you have the chance of finding a new career, you have the chance to look for positions that will give you the best balance between your work and home life. Finding a good balance between the two goes a long way, and will have you live both situations at their best. Whether you need to have more time for your family, loved one, or personal life, look for jobs that will allow you to get the most out of everything.

If you are after flexible working hours- be sure you know the companies policies, as well as your rights as an employee – and try to be as transparent as possible as your honesty may well improve your chances of negotiating work hours if necessary.


Now that you are switching careers, looking for a new position, or simply starting your first job, an important thing to look at is the professional growth that can come from the job. Knowing that you can grow both professionally and personally in your career is a big motivator, and will push you to do your best. Being able to reach higher positions is not only gratifying on a personal level, but will also reward you with figures and work-related benefits!

Though it’s rare for someone to stay in the same job throughout their life like they did in the past, it’s still important to work somewhere you like, that provides you with the things you need, and where you can feel proud of what you’re doing. It isn’t good to be so fussy that you’re never satisfied but you deserve to find the position that suits you.

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Owen Gough, SmallBusiness UK

Owen Gough

Owen was a reporter for Bonhill Group plc writing across the and titles before moving on to be a Digital Technology reporter for the

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