Career
Preferences


Your career or job preferences are very important for finding the right jobs and employers. If a job portal does not ask you for this information, you know their priority is not about getting you a right job opportunity match. In fact, the last we checked, most job portals don't ask you for your preferences.

Here's 10 factors to consider in your career preferences.

Job Industry


Some prefer to work in Retail whilst others prefer Manufacturing. Some sectors are more essential than others during a crisis; e.g. Healthcare over Entertainment during a pandemic. Which business nature would you prefer? What is the typical business environment? What macro problems would you like to solve? Talk to people in the sector. Experience their products and services. Read up about what the major players do. Make sure you identify at least one industry preference!

Job Function


What are you good at or skilled in? Do you enjoy work relating to creativity, people, sales, distribution, operations, numbers, data, or computers, etc? Which part of a problem would you like to solve? Talk to people in similar functions and look at their deliverables. Read up on the latest issues, tools and practices pertaining to the function that interest you. Make sure you identify at least one job function preference!

Employment Type


This is straightforward. Are you looking for Full Time, Part Time, Contract, Temporary, Freelance, Internship, or Traineeship type of work? When are you available for Full Time employment; taking into consideration your notice period if you are currently employed. Which period are you available for employment?

Job Title


How would you like to be called professionally? A creative designer or a UX/UI designer? A software developer or a mobile app developer? If you are indifferent, add both to your preference. Rightspot will be better able to match the right job titles with your preference.

Job Seniority Level


Job Seniority is a representation of its corresponding responsibility and expectations. The higher the job seniority level, the higher the responsibility and pay level within the employer organisation. That comes with a higher expectation on leadership and people management skills too. A middle management seniority level in a big organisation may have bigger job scope and responsibility compared to a senior management seniority level in a smaller organisation. Job Seniority Level and Company Size preferences will give an indication of the responsibility level that you are pitching for.

Work Locations


Think Region, Country, Province, City, Locality, Transport hubs. And of course, Work From Home can be the new option for many jobs!

Company Type


Consider how comfortable you are with company characteristics like management flexibility, professionalism, profitability, business scale and complexity, market types, etc. These factors differ across MNCs, SMEs, startups, government organisations, non-profit organisations, etc.

Company Size


Consider how comfortable you are with team working factors like team size, organisational layers, decision making, time difference, communication challenges, multiculturalism, employment benefits, people policies, etc. Bigger teams are likely to have more elaborate and complex elements of these factors.

Job Shifts


Some enjoy working in the tranquility of the night and get to bask in the sun whilst everyone else is working. Yet there are many who prefer normal day shift hours so as to enjoy the evening leisurely hours with the rest of the world. Do you have the choice or are you restricted to work certain shifts due to other commitments? State it so that the right shift job opportunities come knocking.

Salary Expectations


What is the pay raise that will make you jump ship? Or if that is not important, then perhaps the same pay would do? Put an expectation on the total annual salary or a monthly salary. If you are looking at part-time pay, what is your hourly or daily rate?

That’s not all!


Wow...quite a list huh? But that's not all! There are more factors to consider and some require more thought than the above list. Rightspot is rolling out more activities to seek out other aspects of your preferences.

Career Preferences


Your career or job preferences are very important for finding the right jobs and employers. If a job portal does not ask you for this information, you know their priority is not about getting you a right job opportunity match. In fact, the last we checked, most job portals don't ask you for your preferences.

Here's 10 factors to consider in your career preferences.

Job Industry


Some prefer to work in Retail whilst others prefer Manufacturing. Some sectors are more essential than others during a crisis; e.g. Healthcare over Entertainment during a pandemic. Which business nature would you prefer? What is the typical business environment? What macro problems would you like to solve? Talk to people in the sector. Experience their products and services. Read up about what the major players do. Make sure you identify at least one industry preference!

Job Function


What are you good at or skilled in? Do you enjoy work relating to creativity, people, sales, distribution, operations, numbers, data, or computers, etc? Which part of a problem would you like to solve? Talk to people in similar functions and look at their deliverables. Read up on the latest issues, tools and practices pertaining to the function that interest you. Make sure you identify at least one job function preference!

Employment Type


This is straightforward. Are you looking for Full Time, Part Time, Contract, Temporary, Freelance, Internship, or Traineeship type of work? When are you available for Full Time employment; taking into consideration your notice period if you are currently employed. Which period are you available for employment?

Job Title


How would you like to be called professionally? A creative designer or a UX/UI designer? A software developer or a mobile app developer? If you are indifferent, add both to your preference. Rightspot will be better able to match the right job titles with your preference.

Job Seniority Level


Job Seniority is a representation of its corresponding responsibility and expectations. The higher the job seniority level, the higher the responsibility and pay level within the employer organisation. That comes with a higher expectation on leadership and people management skills too. A middle management seniority level in a big organisation may have bigger job scope and responsibility compared to a senior management seniority level in a smaller organisation. Job Seniority Level and Company Size preferences will give an indication of the responsibility level that you are pitching for.

Work Locations


Think Region, Country, Province, City, Locality, Transport hubs. And of course, Work From Home can be the new option for many jobs!

Company Type


Consider how comfortable you are with company characteristics like management flexibility, professionalism, profitability, business scale and complexity, market types, etc. These factors differ across MNCs, SMEs, startups, government organisations, non-profit organisations, etc.

Company Size


Consider how comfortable you are with team working factors like team size, organisational layers, decision making, time difference, communication challenges, multiculturalism, employment benefits, people policies, etc. Bigger teams are likely to have more elaborate and complex elements of these factors.

Job Shifts


Some enjoy working in the tranquility of the night and get to bask in the sun whilst everyone else is working. Yet there are many who prefer normal day shift hours so as to enjoy the evening leisurely hours with the rest of the world. Do you have the choice or are you restricted to work certain shifts due to other commitments? State it so that the right shift job opportunities come knocking.

Salary Expectations


What is the pay raise that will make you jump ship? Or if that is not important, then perhaps the same pay would do? Put an expectation on the total annual salary or a monthly salary. If you are looking at part-time pay, what is your hourly or daily rate?

That’s not all!


Wow...quite a list huh? But that's not all! There are more factors to consider and some require more thought than the above list. Rightspot is rolling out more activities to seek out other aspects of your preferences.