By Rebecca Siciliano, managing director, Tiger Recruitment
In other words, they were shocked or surprised to discover that the role and company were a far cry from what they had hoped for. This tallies with findings from Harvard Business Review and aligns with Tiger Recruitment’s own experience.
The pandemic has driven record numbers of people to take bold steps to change their careers, and many have found that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Some jobseekers have simply had unrealistic expectations. Others, in the haste to leave an unfulfilling job, have overlooked the importance of doing the proper due diligence before jumping ship.
So, how can you tell if a job opportunity is right for you? Here are some green flags to look out for that suggest a prospective role and organisation are worthy of your consideration.
It is almost impossible to know with certainty what a job and company will be like until you take the plunge. But by asking searching questions, talking to your prospective colleagues and people within your network and looking for signs of a flexible, inclusive, and supportive employer, you’ll be in the best position to avoid ‘shift shock’ and secure the role of your dreams.
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