What are you good at? *
What kind of work has given you the most satisfaction thus far? Why was it satisfying? Keeping in mind that we often receive confirmation of our gifts through the feedback of others, think about praise you’ve gotten in the past.
What are you qualified to do? *
What have your life experiences, past work and education qualified you to do?
What’s your ideal lifestyle? *
Are you a morning person or more of a night owl? Do you perform well under stress and tight deadlines, or would a slower pace suit you better? Do you enjoy dressing up for work, or would you love a job where you could wear jeans? Is flexibility that allows for maximum time with family a priority right now, or are other concerns more important? How much time do you want to spend commuting between home and work? If you have specific standards in this area, the right job has to meet them.
What are you willing to learn? *
Perhaps you aren’t quite qualified for the next right job, but you’re ready and willing to do what it takes to get there. Know your limits before moving forward, and don’t set your sights on a job that will require effort you’re not willing to expend.
What are your career goals? *
It’s not the right job if it will derail you from your long-term career goals. However, this doesn’t mean the right job has to be your dream job. If a temporary job allows you to stash some cash for your “Great American Novel Adventure,” it could very well be the right job for you right now. By the same token, that high-paying, high-stress, high-visibility job could be all wrong if you’ll be doing something you hate, or if the time commitment doesn’t allow you to further your personal development.
How much money would make you happy? *
It’s hard to be happy when you’re worried about meeting basic living expenses, but loads of cash and a stressful job with unpleasant activities aren’t that great, either. How much money do you need for the lifestyle you desire?
What compromises can you accept? *
No job is perfect, so where are you willing to compromise? Would you accept lower pay for more fun at work? What about the risk of joining one of our startups for the opportunity to learn the hot new skills in your field?
Why Interlink? *
Why do you want to work for Interlink?