Questions You Need to Ask Yourself before Accepting that Job

You can always find a job that suits you here in Singapore. So, if you are tired of your current job, it is time to think of other prospects. Do not waste your time being unhappy. Find something that you will work gladly all throughout your life. However, looking for that perfect job is not easy especially that there are many prospects here in Singapore.


There are people who easily jump on the first sign of opportunity. While this is good, you should also remember that might leave better ones or better people. To evaluate yourself, here are some questions that you need to ask yourself before accepting that job and quitting your current one:

  • Does this new job support my personal values? It is easy to get that job right away for economic reasons without considering other factors but then you will only last for a short time. If you want a long-term career, you have to know if the company supports your personal values. If there is a mismatch, you will be unhappy and uneasy.
  • Is this the kind of environment that I would thrive? Apart from the benefits that you get (pension, health and salary), you also need to think about other intangible factors that will make your stay happy and worthwhile. For example, do your colleagues respect you? The culture of your workplace is a big factor.
  • What are the thoughts of others about the company? The humility to listen and learn should be practiced all the time. You need to get some ideas so you will know what to expect and how to behave. You can ask the thoughts of others about the company.


  • Does this company back my long-term career goals? You should also determine if the company will support or back your long-term career goals that way you will stay for long and work even harder.
  • How will this new job affect my family? If you are single, you do not answer to anyone but if you have a family, it is important that you determine how the new job can impact your whole family.
  • What is my gut feel about this job? The things mentioned above can be weighed. You can have your answer in no time but sometimes, you have to trust your gut feel and go with it.

You can use these questions to enlighten you. Your answers will surely guide you and your family’s decision. So, the next time an opportunity comes, do not just jump into it. You have to carefully consider it.