4 STEPS – Let the company you work with take you where you want to go!
1. Look at it as a business opportunity, not a job!
When most people evaluate a job opportunity, they focus on titles,responsibilities, salary, benefits, flexibility., the boss, hours, whatever.If you’re not going anywhere in your career, that’s fine. But if you’ve got talent or potential, you need to set your sites higher than that.Look at the big picture, the opportunity for growth, promotion, equity. Yes, title is important, but mostly to the extent that it provides access to the next step up in bonus and equity. Will this opportunity help you get there?
Think of a company as a space rocket! Where can it take you and is that where you want to go? How much further along your career path are you likely to be when you leave the company and what will you have to show for it? What kind of return on investment can you reasonably expect to achivee during that time?
2. Evaluate the company like a Accounting Analyst
How well is the company positioned to lead in its industry? Is it targeting a high-growth opportunity? Is it focused on the right goals with the right strategy? Does it have a unique value proposition to gain customer traction?
What is the pedigree of the executive management team? What’s their chemistry like? Have they been successful in the past?
3. Are they setting you up for success or failure?
How well do your skills, experience, and style compliment the rest of the team?
Even if the answer is no, you should ask yourself, do they or the management have the skills to show you the ropes and the skills you need to be successful?
You see, it’s not about the skills you have sometimes, it’s more about the willingness to learn! Are you willing?
You also need to think about how realistic their expectations are for the position. Are they expecting too much? Have they underestimated your resources? You need to find a company who are going to be the wind beneath your wings!
4. Is this really what you want to do?
Does it really matter? In this climate, sometimes it’s more about finding and keeping a job!Be diligent with what you have now, and Iwe promise that better things will come to you. You don’t know where one opportunity will take you! We know people who started a job as a customer service rep and now are the Operations Director of the company they started with!
GET THE JOB, WORK WITH DILIGENCE, AND LET THE COMPANY BE THE WIND BENEATH YOUR WINGS!