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SUNY Oswego - Career Services

Before applying to a job, and even after you’ve interviewed, it’s important to take the time to reflect on whether or not this is the right position for you. Here’s some questions to get you started:

  1. What kind of job do I want?
  2. What skills do I use the most?
  3. What kind of organization values are important to me?
  4. What are my career goals, and how important is career growth?
  5. What type of job will provide me with the salary I need?
  6. How much of a priority is salary?
  7. Do I have to move and will my employer cover the expense?
  8. What is the work culture like?
  9. Do I want to work in abroad, in a city, the suburbs, or rural areas?
  10. How far am I willing to commute?
  11. Do I want to work for a large or small organization?
  12. What do I want to avoid?