Seeking a job in Malaysia is challenging, especially now when the unemployment rate keeps increasing. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just apply for all job vacancies you see. Please don’t let desperation lead you into settling for any job, even for the one you dislike. Bear in mind that happiness is the key, which leads to less stress, and then brings positive impact to your career growth. So what do you need to do first? Simply read on and ask these questions to yourself before you start sending in your job application:
1) Does it challenge you to grow as a person?
Get some information about the role, team, organization, and the company. Do some research whether they seize opportunities for you to reach your dream and success in your career. Look at your skills if they meet the job qualifications because, without skills, you will find it hard for you to go ahead and move forward.
2) Does the job environment suit your personality?
Apparently, humans have unique personalities. It is important to understand that extroverts and introverts react differently with environments. Most extroverts feel comfortable to work in a crowded environment such as the busy cities of Kuala Lumpur and Melaka. Meanwhile, introverts prefer to do their job with fewer people around, so maybe searching for job vacancies in Ipoh or Taiping is a good idea. Which one is your specific personality? Extrovert or introvert? Take a personality test if you are not sure.
3) Does the job meet your work-life balance?
Your high income means nothing if the job doesn’t meet your work-life balance. Find out if the job offers flexible working hours. Do you have to work on weekends or until midnight? Do you have to travel most of the time? Will you still have free time for your hobbies or beloved family? You have to take all these into consideration as it will give effects to your life outside of work.
Someone once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Now all you have to do is to follow your heart and intuition. Start applying for the job you love and good luck!