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What's My Job and Do I Want It Part 3

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Making My Final Decision

                                                          Making My Final Decision

After clarifying the job and getting an accurate picture of the expectations, the next step is to look at whether I see a fit for me in this role on the team.    In order to arrive at my decision I ask myself a number of questions:

Have I truly gotten all the information I need to make my decision?  If not I may need to go back to the most reliable source and get that information.

  • Are there other factors that I need to consider in order to make my decision like commission structure, geographic location, opportunity for education, and all the things important to me.
  • I also ask myself, can I meet the expectations for the job?  More importantly am I prepared to move myself to the level expected in order to satisfy myself and those I will be committed to.
  • Most important of all, do I see my self meeting the essential requirements for the job?  Do I have the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the job?  If not, do I see myself honestly saying this is not the job for me because I don't have what it takes, not because I can't learn what it takes but I just don't have it.  I guess having made a decision to take a job in my past knowing I didn't have the essentials for the job has left me extremely frustrated.  In the two cases I can remember, I voluntarily resigned because of the unnecessary stress created as a by-product of not knowing how to accomplish the job and trying to do something I was incapable of. 

This is kind of my list of things to do when I look at taking on a new job whether it's as an independent contractor or an employee.  The bottom line is that I find that the more realistic I am about my personal expectations, the easier it is to make a decision once I pull the essential information together.

 

Ken Spencer
Buckeye, AZ
for Verrado, Buckeye, Sundance

Making the final decision is the culmination of all that was done during the process of coming to the final conclusion.

Ken

Jan 04, 2007 07:10 AM
Anonymous
Rich

Ken,

What always amazed me was that although I was sure I had the all the information to make the right decision, after the decision was made i always wondered if something was missing. How wierd we are.

 

Rich

Jan 09, 2007 02:04 AM
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Rich Pieropan
Richard Pieropan PLLC - Grand Rapids, MI

Ken,

 What always amazed me was that although I was sure I had all the information to make the right decision, after the decision was made I always wondered if something was missing. How wierd is that.

Jan 09, 2007 05:31 AM
Ken Spencer
Buckeye, AZ
for Verrado, Buckeye, Sundance

Agreed Rich:

 We always assume we know everything about every job that we ever competed for.  Not true.  As you can attest.

Ken

Jan 09, 2007 07:18 AM