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When not to settle

by Harley Kennedy (2018-01-30)

When not to settle, When looking for a job, it’s important for your decision not to hinge on the size of the wage. Before anything, see if the situation on offer is a good fit in your values, talents, and goals and if it dangles opportunities for skills growth like UK Essay Writing. Making a conscious decision not to settle can be tricky though, especially if you always get an earful from friends, parents, and relatives. “You are too idealistic.” “You should be grateful for any job in this economy.”  These could be well-meaning comments, but it’s essential to shut them out and follow your arrow. At least don’t use the economy as a pretext to blindly accepting a job.

Think of jobs as stepping stones toward your employment goal. In interviews, employers will nitpick on your job choices. If you accepted a job for the sake of it, your motive is not going to sit well with a prospective employer. Pressed for the explanation, you may end up badmouthing and laying the blame on your previous employer, all because you did not like the job from the get-go.

Feeling that you’re just making do with a job sets a vicious cycle into motion. If you’re grappling with feelings of victimization, you will at some point give up, prematurely.  Chances are, you will not have lined up a job, which means you will have to scrape by on your savings in the interim. That’s when you will feel tempted to get another wearisome job, and the cycle goes on.

What if a dream job turns out to be only outwardly interesting? You can suss the bad apples out during the interview portion. If for some reason the interview leaves a bad taste, e.g. HR is caustic to you, the workers appear lethargic, etc., then don’t try to be a hero. Move on to the next prospect.  You can’t change an entire organization by your lonesome.

Likewise, a bailout from an existing situation if superiors and colleagues are bullying you. Yes, you need to acknowledge that bullying happens in the adult world as it does in high school. Depression arising from workplace bullying has been a notorious suicide trigger. In fact, hit the road if your depression is tied to an integral aspect of your job. It’s better to be jobless than dead meat, so to speak.

There is no perfect job but that is often the rallying cry of the mediocre. There has to be a job out there somewhere that fits you to a T. If this means hopping from one job to another in search of that, then do so. If anything, your prospective employer will appreciate your versatility.