Ask yourself these 3 questions before accepting a position

Ask yourself these 3 questions before accepting a position

In the business world, feeling like you don’t fit into the job you’re doing is cruel. It’s as if the employee got stuck in the company and life lost little meaning. After all, he spends a lot of time at work.

With that in mind, Thrive Global has compiled three questions you can ask yourself to understand whether the task is worth it. This is for those who are already employed and for those who are still trying to make up their mind.

1. Does my personality match the company culture?

The daily life of companies involves many details that are not described in the small print of contracts. Therefore, it is very important to ask questions about the company culture before accepting a job.

For example, famous American presenter Oprah Winfrey said in a recent interview that she left the show “60 Minutes” because her personality didn’t match the role she was supposed to play on the show.

“I was working on putting myself aside and crushing my personality,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I liked the guys, but the format of the show wasn’t the best for me.”

While it seemed like a promising opportunity, Oprah left the company because it didn’t suit her nature—and, in retrospect, the decision allowed her to spend more time on more meaningful work that brought her to the world. Presented.

2. Is this work worthwhile for me?

Two-thirds of the American workforce suffers from burnout syndrome, and experts say one justification for that rising number is related to the number of people who do not find importance in their work.

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Therefore, before accepting the job, ask yourself about the mission behind the company and understand whether it is in line with your values.

If you find a sense of purpose in the work you are doing, you are more likely to feel more fulfilled and happy. On the other hand, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of your job without engaging with them, you may be experiencing signs of burnout faster than you think.

3. Can I be myself in this job?

How you choose to present yourself at work can seriously affect how you feel about the work you’re doing. That’s why it’s so important to find a place where you feel comfortable displaying who you really are.

When thinking about the job you are being offered, remember that there is a difference between doing your best and not feeling free to be yourself. If you feel like you need to hide who you are, then this company is not the right one for you, and you are in for a stressful experience.

*this textAsk These 3 Questions Before Signing an Employment Contract“Originally published on Fundação Estudar’s website Na Practica.

About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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