Welcome back to our series on careers and why they can be both fun and successful! So we’ve settled how to not feel out of place in society when considering a career we personally want. On the other side of the coin, though, we still have to deal employers being confused about how we fit into their organization. But should they be?
THERE WILL BE NO CONFUSION ON THE COMPANY’S PART ABOUT WHERE TO PUT US.
Given that we choose opportunities aligned with our expertise and personal interest, the companies offering these opportunities should have clear ideas of what roles we can play within their organizations. Placement becomes somewhat more consistent: becoming a stronger bridge between our abilities and passions, and the needs of a company.
Culture fit also becomes easier to accomplish through careful consideration of what an individual loves to do. Depending on our fields of interest and how they match up with our core personality, we have certain character traits that will fit well within an existing team in an organization. This does not have to mean that people within the same team are the same; it actually means that a team has to be diverse enough to have few blind spots when it comes to accomplishing objectives.
This is especially important today, when employees view resignation as a quick and simple way to get out of a company they don’t like. It may be because of the job, the environment, the people or a combination of these things. These factors can be traced back to a mismatch between the employee and the opportunity: their skills might not be appropriate for the nature of the tasks, their personality might not be appropriate for the company’s culture, their physical and mental limitations might not be able to dope with the location and stressors present within.
With a clear vision and understanding of our interests, we may be able to pursue only the opportunities that we will stick with. This can – potentially – dramatically reduce cases of people quitting their jobs due to dissatisfaction with one or more aspects of it.