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Before you take a plunge into a new career or a company, you must always be certain of your choice. A good company will hone your skills and help you reach new heights.

Hence, this is a very important decision and must not be taken lightly. Here are a few things that you should consider before signing the contract that bind you to your employer.

Workplace Environment

You are going to spend most part of your day in the office. Your environment needs to be spacious, roomy and comfortable. If you do not like the workspace during the first visit, it is better to give the company a miss.

Office Management

The colleagues you are going to deal with on a daily basis, also your reporting manager and you must have a good rapport. Your work considerably depends on the team you are in and your rapport with each other.

Interests & Passion

It is necessary to feel passionate and be interested in the work that you are assigned to. The job you are doing has potential to take you to new heights, doing something half heatedly will reflect on your work. Hence it is essential that you like what you do.

Flexibility

Flexibility in working conditions is what most companies strive to offer these days. Some offices allow employees to work from home on some days or occasions. Even if your company does not have such facilities, they should be willing to atleast allow last minute sick leaves.

Job Structure

Are you someone who would like to work alone? Or you are fearful of micromanagers who constantly look over your shoulder? It narrows down to what type of worker you are. If you like to want constant feedback and instructions, then you should work with an employer that works closely with employees. But you are someone who likes to work on their own terms, then you may want a more laid back employer.

Know the Reputation of the Company

You must always do some background research about the company you are going to join. Get feedback from employees or ex-employees if possible. A good company means a secure job and good environment to work in.

Workplace Culture

A company may have flexible values, like casual dress code. Some companies with young entrepreneurs may have a modern outlook. Some can be more traditional. Make sure you atleast have a vague idea about the work culture of the company and whether or not they suit your personality.

Values

Some employers have a preference for workers of their caste and community. Make sure that it does not hinder with your job and performance.

These factors will help you to select a suitable employer and company for yourself.

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