What Makes a “Good Job?”

January 24, 2014

Career Advice

Good Job!What do you look for in a job? If pay is your priority, it might be time to consider a few other factors that can turn an OK opportunity into an excellent one — and they have nothing to do with salary. Here are three elements we consider incredibly important to each and every position:

1. The People
Your coworkers and boss can make or break your day on a professional level and a personal level. You’ll need support accomplishing your daily tasks and long-term goals. If you’re lucky, you may form some friendships that extend beyond the office.

2. Work-Life Balance
Taking forty-five minutes to grab lunch. Leaving 30 minutes early to run to the doctor. Taking a week-long much-needed vacation with your family. These are the kinds of “luxuries” that everyone should be afforded. Work-life balance only increases your productivity levels.

3. Passion 
Maybe you’re passionate about the processes, the people, or the product. Whatever your passion, it must be present in some form in your day-to-day responsibilities. Without passion, you’ll lack motivation. And without motivation, it’ll be tough to remain happy at work.

Read what our Facebook fans said when we asked, “What do you look for in a new position?

Image via Kelly Teague/Flickr


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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