As A Creative, Do Not Let Money Be Your Only Criteria For Choosing A Job
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- February 4, 2022
Money is important when seeking job opportunities but being in a conducive environment also matters. Do not let money be all that you focus on. This s=is not just for creatives but for all kinds of workers/staff. Do not let money be all you think about when making job choices. You could end up in a very bad place and rich, but far from happy and fulfilled.
Does the job you are considering allow you to grow in your knowledge and skill? Is there room for promotion? Do you get to interact meaningfully with colleagues? Are all the tools required for the job going to be made available? Are your opinions and contributions valid and appreciated? Are your concerns taken to heart and addressed?
These are just some of the things you should consider before taking a job and assessments should be made periodically on them after you take the job. That is also important. Some jobs may start out great but along the way changes with management, staff of people’s attitudes and actions become a problem. How are those handled?
Many people tend to think of only what they can do for a company to remain valid and so do many employers, but you also need to have value added to you. It must be a good exchange or something is wrong somewhere. I was also someone who thought this way. In fact, during interviews, I did not ask important questions of many of my initial previous employers but I soon learned on the job that I was in the wrong place and would leave.
Many people tend to think of only what they can do for a company to remain valid and so do many employers, but you also need to have value added to you. It must be a good exchange or something is wrong somewhere.
After a few bad starts, I began to ask the right questions and make the right career plans but I still had a problem speaking out when things were going bad. I still had not learned that I needed to be valued and treated as such and soon that sunk in too. It took quite a while but I soon realized my worth, as it were and began to demand it. Of course, that means I left some jobs at some point or rejected others. It also means I got rejected as well too but that was fine. I was now on a level playing field and knew what I wanted.
That is what your goal should be too. That is the only way to get what you want out of your job and career path. That is how you get fulfilment and joy on the job. It is not just about doing what you love because that could be happening but you could have cruel andselfish employers or colleagues. I assure you that if this is the case, you will NOT be enjoying that job at all.
So again, consider all these and more when taking jobs on a contract basis or full-time. Some jobs will drain you of all your time, take your sense of worth and self-respect, take away your rights and leave you empty, unhappy, stressed, ill mentally and physically but with a fat bank account. Such jobs are not worth it.
All the best!