What work environment is right for you?

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When choosing your career path, you have to take work environment into consideration. It’s critical when deciding what company, industry, or career path you want to be part of. The bottom line is, work environment can be a make-it or a break-it when it comes to how much you will enjoy your job. There are many factors that come into play when figuring out what work environment is best for you. Follow these 5 tips to help you choose your ideal work environment!

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What work environment is right for you?

  1. 1. WHAT WORK ENVIRONMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?5 TIPS TO HELP YOU DECIDE Create Your Career Path HallieCrawford.com, LLC www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2013
  2. 2. W H AT W O R K E N V I R O N M E N T I S R I G H T F O R Y O U ?When choosing your career path, you have to take work environment intoconsideration. It’s critical when deciding what company, industry, or careerpath you want to be part of. The bottom line is, work environment can be amake-it or a break-it when it comes to how much you will enjoy your job. There are many factors that come into play when figuring out what work environment is best for you… Follow these 5 tips to help you choose your ideal work environment!©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  3. 3. TIP #1 – PERSONALITY TYPEPersonality type is the most important factor to consider when choosingyour work environment.A great way to learn more about yourself and your personality is to take apersonality test, or a career assessment. Are you more introverted or extroverted? A more creative or traditional type?All of these factors impact what environment is best for you.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  4. 4. T I P # 2 – C O R P O R AT E C U LT U R EThe culture of the work environment can make a big difference in whether ornot you will feel comfortable working there. What is the company you are interested in and what are their values? What is their mission and what is it really like to work there?You want to understand what their culture is like to find out if it is a fit foryou. The product or service they provide can give you clues to what the culturemight be like. You can also find out a little more about a company’s culture bytalking with people who work there and looking on sites like www.glassdoor.com.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  5. 5. TIP #3- CO-WORKERS AND EMPLOYERConnecting with co-workers and employers at the company can reallyhelp you get an understanding of what it is like to work for a specificcompany. Ask during the interview if you can meet with others that you will be working with. Find out what your boss’ management style is. Is the management more hands on or more laissez-faire?Try to determine whether or not the people you will be working with will be a fitfor you to dig into a project with.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  6. 6. TIP #4 – INDIVIDUAL PRIORITIESWhat are your individual priorities?You have to take what is most important to you into consideration, whether is ityou your schedule, location, physical space, etc. For example, a recent collegegraduate may be more flexible and willing to re-locate for a new job. While thesingle working mom may require that her job is as close as possible to her child’sdaycare.Don’t forget, it is up to you to decide how high these are placed on your list ofpriorities.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  7. 7. T IP # 5 – Y OUR VALUES AND T HEIR VALUESConsider the values of the organization as well as your values. Will you be doing something at your job on a regular basis that fulfills you in some way? Do your company’s values align with yours, or at least not step on them?You need to consider intangible elements, such as skills, talents, goals, or ethicswhen you are choosing your long-term career path. Make sure your values and thecompany’s values are a fit!©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  8. 8. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SUCCESSThere are many elements to consider for your long-term career path.Everybody’s list will vary depending on their needs, priorities and current situation.These 5 tips are designed to help get you started when you are applying for a jobor choosing between different positions. Remember: Your work environment can greatly impact not only your career fulfillment, but also your success!©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  9. 9. A B O U T C R E AT E Y O U R C A R E E R PAT HCreate Your Career Path was founded by certified career coach, speaker andauthor Hallie Crawford. Crawford has served on the Board of the Georgia CoachAssociation, and is regularly featured as a career expert on CNN, Fox Business NewsForbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo HotJobs, and Entrepreneur Magazine.Create Your Career Path is a boutique career coaching firm known for their personalattention, commitment to clients and a blend of dreaming and being practical inachieving career goals. Since 2002, they’ve helped hundreds of clients all over theworld find and succeed in their dream job.Each of their coaches are certified coaches with specific career coaching experienceand training. They cater to professional men and women, management level andhigher, in mid-career transition. Their success rate is 97%, measured by the number ofpeople who have gotten what they wanted out of coaching. The coaches use aspecific tried and tested process and tools developed by Hallie Crawford over theyears.Contact us for a complimentary consultation: www.halliecrawford.com/contact.html.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com

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