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Finding a job that suits you
When writing your CV, you need to be specific in order to catch the employer’s interest. However, to be specific, you really need to know what you are looking for. Time and time again, employees in Switzerland name professional growth and the development of new skills as the most important factors in their job search.
Think about your hard and soft skills, your personality, and your motivations that help you thrive in your professional life.
Finding a job that suits you will let you work in a position you love which in return, will increase your chances of long-term career success and satisfaction.
Your personality and skills
Your job should be compatible with your attitude and personality. Are you a good listener or do you have an analytical mind? What are your key strengths, and where do you still need to develop? If the job fits your personality, the work will be more interesting and stimulating over the course of your time in the company.
Salary and conditions
Of course, salary is not everything but it is still very important. After all, you should expect fair compensation for the skills and experience you bring to the company. Find out the average salary of your sector with the Page Personnel salary factsheets to see where you stand. If you have already applied for a position, make sure the company policies align with the conditions that are important to you, such as holiday allowance or flexible working.
Company profile and culture
For a job to fit you, values should also align with your beliefs. The company’s website usually provides detailed information about their mission and key values. During the interview, ask about whether you’re expected to work on your own or in a team, and think about which answer you like best. You could also read the company’s corporate social responsibility pages, or, if you don’t find them, ask in the interview what the company does to integrate itself in the local community.
As mentioned above, a key indicator of job satisfaction is the opportunity for growth. Ensure the job has clear prospects for career development. You can do this for instance, by asking if the employer provides a professional training and development program.