How to Decide a Role is Right For You?

Searching for a new role can be a daunting task and there’s so much to think about when making a decision on an offer. At JR Personnel we speak to all of our candidates during the registration process to gain an insight into what kind of company, industry and role would be ideal for you but there are several considerations you should take into account when being put forward for a position or when offered a role. See below our list of key things to think about which will help you make an informed decision when it comes to finding the right role.

Does the company offer what you’re looking for on a long term scale?

Maybe you’re looking for progression, an opportunity to train in other areas, prospects to take on a managerial role in the future, or maybe you’re just looking for a role you can get on with and not have to think about at the end of the day – whatever your situation or hopes and dreams for your next role it’s important to look at the bigger picture and think ahead when contemplating accepting a position. Make sure the company will work for you and offer exactly what it is you’re looking for; for example if you’re looking for a role you can progress and climb the ladder in, then find out at interview stage if the company has clear progression routes, if they invest in employees and if so, what kind of training and resources do they offer? 

Will this role work for you?

So you might have found a position which sounds perfect but will it work in the long term? Do you have young children at home, or thinking about it in the not too distant future? If so, you might want to reconsider a role which requires lots of travel abroad or working overtime on a regular basis. Maybe you have pets at home or don’t have use of a vehicle on a day or two a week and need flexible working patterns and the ability to work from home? Whatever it is you’re looking for it’s best to establish with the company at interview stage what kind of perks they offer and to gain a full understanding of the expectations of the role.

Is the role challenging enough?

There’s nothing more demotivating than being at work and being bored. It’s a great idea at interview stage to have a list of questions to find out further about the day to day aspects of the role; are there any repetitive tasks which need completing on a daily, weekly basis? How many people will be in your team or will you be working alone? Is there much variation in the dutires and will you have opportunity to liaise or work within other areas of the business? A role with no challenges can often become tiresome and you could find yourself hunting for another role sooner rather than later.


One thing you can count upon is that when offered a role through JR Personnel we will be here to help you with your decision every step of the way. Having worked with many of our clients for several years we have the advantage of knowing working environments and the kind of candidate who will fit in within their business so can give you inside knowledge to help you make an informed decision. 

Take a look at our job page now to discover all the positions we currently have available.