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5 Ingredients Of The Perfect Job

Aug 17, 2007
There are as many concepts and definitions of what should a perfect job look like as there are adult men and women. For some, it could well be the one which takes little or no commuting while many would rate a high paying job a perfect one. There is also a good deal of majority that rates less of bossism as uppermost when it comes to choosing a perfect job? Well, the big question on hand is whether your current job is a perfect one or not.

Defining the Basics of a Perfect Job
An ideal job has many attributes. But practically speaking, an ideal job never exists at all. So how do we define a perfect job?

A perfect job is one in which you excel, have the aptitude for and that you are very much comfortable with. Here are few more key points that define a perfect job:

1. Growth opportunity: Jobs that provide great growth opportunity, regardless of whether you joined at a lower or middle level, stands out as the top characteristic of a perfect job. Most employers offer a structured career growth plan, as in the case of government jobs, while some others provide out-of-turn growth opportunity as a reward for performance. Small, up-and-coming companies, unlike large, lean & mean corporations will not have too many organizational ranks. So you have fewer rungs to climb up to the top.

2. Adequate Salary: This could well have made it to the top of the list. Your salary package may include a car, insurance, or paid vacations. Before you accept the offer, you should compare salaries across the industry for your career level.

3. A Great Boss: Many people would like to believe that it is the boss who makes your job hell. Whether there is truth in this or not, the fact of the matter is that a great boss can also make your career flourish. Just as companies like to say that good help is hard to find, it is equally as hard to find a good boss!

4. Job Duties: Your responsibilities, along with your working environment, are what hold the key to your success. Even any additional responsibilities offered, as you move up the ladder, can be enjoyable if it doesn't push you into doing grunt work. You must understand that in every job, you will have to do at least some pencil pushing. But those should not become your primary duties.

5. The Working Environment: A perfect job will provide a motivating environment in which to work. Everything about such an environment is conducive to working comfortably and will help you to perform at your peak. De-motivating environments may be caused by any number of reasons. But before you begin to complain, look inwards first. Certain things can be corrected by you, too.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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