I personally just experienced a very troubled time in my career.
And I realised that there are 2 questions that you really need to ask yourself before taking a new job.
It is a bit late for me now. Hope it's not so for you.
Question 1: Is this job really necessary considering my current financial situation?
Whether you are a graduate who is looking for a job or a working person considering changing jobs, this question is very important.
Do not just consider the issue from the single dimension of wages. Higher salaries do not always guarantee a better position.
First, does the high salary of this position come from the accumulation of repetitive labor? Or from the scarcity of your abilities?
Second, is this position beneficial to your career development?
After all, career is a matter of path planning. Every job you do should be a stepping stone.
You should step on the right stone at the right time, instead of always choosing the larger ones.
Question 2: What do other people think?
Although looking for a job is your own business, it’s a good idea to ask other people’s opinions.
After all, each person’s professional background and focus of attention is different. And the way we analyze problems is different, too.
Ask other people what they think and they may lead you to see a whole new perspective.
This includes not only asking your friends and family, but also searching the Internet.
Listen to what people in the industry have said and what the former employees of the company have said.
Sometimes this can change your ourlook completely.