In my weekly Quora digest, I saw a topic we might all be interested in. The title? “Career Advice: What are the worst reasons for taking a job?”
To enhance the hiring process, consideration of these response excerpts should prove insightful for both job-seekers and business leaders or hiring representatives alike. In anticipating reasons for why a candidate has developed an interest in your company in particular, these responses from Quora can provide some insight to reflect on.
- “Your parents want you to work in that profession … If you don’t love what you do then you will be absolutely miserable.” -Chresten Knaff
- “Because it’s ‘easy’ – Doing something because you are too lazy to challenge yourself is a complete waste of your abilities and talents.” -Chresten Knaff
- “Because ‘It will be good for your CV/Resume.’ … In an ideal world you should be looking for a job where you have a genuine interest in the company and/or industry, where you feel you’ll be stretched and challenged and have your existing skills put to good use and that you genuinely think you’ll enjoy.” -Pooky Hesmondhalgh
- “You want to relocate and hence take up the job in that company in your desired location.” -Pankaj Kadwadkar
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