Help! What do I do next?

Knowing how to make smart and well-judged career decisions is important, as every single one makes a difference to the trajectory of your career.

While the choice is personal, try the following checklist to ensure you make a well-informed decision.

  1. Consider what your values are. Then, think – do my values match the values and purpose of my prospective employer?
  2. Understand the company culture and whether or not it complements your values.
  3. Research the company’s employer brand and company offering and see whether they align with your expectations.
  4. Determine your strengths and evaluate whether or not they match the requirements of the job.
  5. Consider how well the company communicated with you during the recruitment process.
  6. Review the company’s social media activity and how engaging it is.
  7. Ask questions during the interview process, especially ones which can help you get to know your manager. Meet as much of the team as possible and get to know them as people.
  8. Do your own reference checking on the company and leaders by talking to your contacts in the industry. Using your networks as a guide will give you first-hand feedback on the company and leaders.

All this research will give you the information you need to make the right decision, trust yourself and be confident in the path you have chosen.

Want to hear more? Contact us for a confidential discussion.

Ready to take the next step in your executive career journey? Why not start by heading over to our Executive Scorecard to see where you might have gaps.


Related Articles