Searching for and securing a new job opportunity can sometimes end up in disappointment.
We all know that we spend most of our lives working, therefore you want to choose the right company to work for.
Below are 10 ‘red flags’ to remember, when you next attend an interview – and the first trusty signs to consider before accepting a job:
Red Flag 1: The Company has been established for quite some time, but all of the Employees are fairly new… It’s always a worrying sign when the staff turnover is high!
Red Flag 2: The interviewer over-sells the role to you, despite how unclear the job description is. This usually means the opportunity is too good to be true!
Red Flag 3: You regularly see the same job advert being posted on various different job advertising boards. This normally means something’s not right…
Red Flag 4: You would like to progress within a company and the Interviewer mentions nothing of the sort. Is a dead end company without career progression the right move for you?
Red Flag 5: Keep a close eye on how the employees act when the boss speaks to them. If the employee doesn’t hold eye contact, are gazing at the floor or behaving in a way that appears they don’t want to be there. This is a sign that the employer is either domineering or an embarrassment of a leader.
Red Flag 6: As you pass the office that the employees are working in take note of their behaviour and body language. Do they all look as though they want to be there? Are they genuinely happy? If there are sighs, groans, moans and unhappiness – this is not a good sign!
Red Flag 7: Your potential boss would like you to pay upfront for your office space, training and background check. This is a company who may already be in trouble financially…
Red Flag 8: Ask the workers what the best and worst things are about working here. If the employer or interviewer isn’t around you will find that the employees will hopefully be truthful with you.
Red Flag 9: When you first meet the interviewer and they complain about current workers… If the boss is bad mouthing staff already this flags up a domineering boss!
Red Flag 10: Is the interviewer using really odd buzzwords and phrases to explain the sort of person they would like to fill the role – a company who associate themselves of ‘wearing many hats’? Surely you would like to know what your duties are within your job position, and not have to play several different roles within a company?
Implement all of these key points when you next attend your interview and it will give you a better view of what you are letting yourself in for.
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Have a great weekend!
From All of the Team at Agricultural & Farming Jobs