When Considering a New Job, Take the Environment into Account

When Considering a New Job, Take the Environment into Account

environmentDoes your job have a strong working environment?

I recently hit a point in my life where I had to take a step back and really ask myself what I want to do with it. The biggest question I had to ask myself is, “Is this the job I want to be doing my whole life?” To be honest that was a tough one (sorry to my managers who are reading this). The reason it was so tough is that I didn’t grow up dreaming of being a recruiter. I dreamt of being a cowboy, a fighter pilot, an astronaut.  However, after thinking it through I realized I have a pretty cool job. Yes, my job doesn’t take me to the moon, but it allows me to work in an awesome environment with great people. People I don’t just consider co-workers. These are people I know well outside of work, people I attend concerts with, golf with or share a drink with after a long week.

It became clear to me that having a great group of co-workers and unlimited earning potential allows me to wake up and be excited about going to work. I didn’t want to be like most people who find themselves in a new job every other year, chasing a higher paycheck and not considering all the other variables that make a job a great job.

People often don’t consider the environment at work as a main reason for choosing a new job. For me, a good job is defined not only its earning potential, but also the culture of the company. If you read some of the other DAVIS Blogs or visit our Facebook page, it’s pretty evident that this is a great place to work. It’s what drives me to do my best job day in and day out. Hey, I may not be a cowboy or an astronaut, but I am more than happy with what I do for my career. I can grow personally and professionally, while being part of an environment that many of my friends are envious of.