The Significance of Researching Job Requirements

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If you are without a job and running high on delayed or defaulted bills, don't blame yourself if you find yourself reaching out for the first job holding any prospects for you. You are not alone if you are clutching at whatever comes your way during difficult circumstances.

However, good research can help you find out what employers will suit you best.

When you decide to embark upon your job search, how do you decide which employer to send resumes to? Admittedly, things will look very different if you were to think of this at a time when you are out of work and desperate for a job.

However, take a minute to think about this.

You don't really want to get caught in a situation where you start working for a company, only to discover that it isn't suiting you. This may not be just in terms of the people you work with and the environs; it could also be that the direction taken by the company is not really the one you want to take.

If you are at a mid-level in your career, you probably desire fixed working hours or fixed amounts of work to better accommodate your personal interests. If your spouse is in a highly demanding position, you may want to balance things out on the domestic front by working more flexible hours.

On the other hand, if your company is on an expanding spree, you may be called on to handle higher responsibilities than those you initially planned for. This may include relocating as well, if required.

Understanding the Company

Does the position require traveling or conducting surveys? If you are a person not comfortable interacting with people, this may not be the right position for you.

Is it a marketing position that actually may call for a lot of hardcore sales? Or cold calling? If you are not tuned into any of these, you may find the prospects very daunting. Invest some time into researching this; you can also take the help of someone from within the company to help you clarify these concepts.

Culture of the Company

Does the company embrace certain values over others? Conduct some research to find out if there are any specific personnel policies that the company has. For example, if you have any special, needs, will these be met? This is especially important in the case of specific medical requirements. Again, you can depend on material available about the company for this kind of information, or contact people you know who might be able to enlighten you on these matters.

Check the work timings

Don't believe talk of flexible working hours unless you discuss it with someone relevant within the company itself. Relevancy here refers to a person who can guide you on these matters, keeping in mind your position and nature of work you will be expected to execute. It could be that several people within your department hold flexi-timing jobs; but the kind of work that you are expected to do may not provide this particular convenience.

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A. Harrison Barnes is the founder and CEO of CareerMission, the parent company of more than 90 job-search websites, employment services, recruiting firms and student loan companies. EmploymentScape (originally Juriscape) employs several hundred employees in 14 offices throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. These companies were literally started from Harrison's garage several years ago after Harrison quit his job.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29