What characteristics do you look for in an Employer?
- Reputation. For me, a company’s reputation is extremely important. If they are valued by their current employees and customers, then it tells me that they are a reputable organization to work for.
- Success of the organization. If a company is not successful, then why would any employee consider working for them? Instability is the complete opposite of what I am looking for in an employer. I want an employer that is successful and that I feel confident will be around for me to retire from.
- Quality of products. Although revenue is important to a company, if the company cares more about the quality of their products than the quantity of them, then it sounds like an organization I might want to work for.
- Organizational Integrity. Having worked in the field of law for the past two and a half years, I find that ethics within large corporations can sometimes be nonexistent. I always look for an organization who has organizational integrity and truly cares about their mission and not solely about their next paycheck.
- Leadership with the Community. Since I am very passionate about giving back to my community through volunteer service, I look for an employer who shares those same values as me.
- Benefit packages/Compensation. Although loving your job and the organization you work for is extremely important to me, being fairly compensated for your hard work is equally as important. I always look for employers who are willing to pay their employees a fair salary for the work they are asked to do.
While there are numerous other characteristics that I do look for in an employer, these are my top six. They are not in any particular order and I honestly am not sure which characteristic I look for the most. I guess it would depend on the particular position and situation I was interested in. What are characteristics that you look for in an employer? Why did you choose the career or position that you are in currently? Did the employer have anything to do with that choice?
Sooner than later,
The Tiny Professional