There’s been a lot of talk about the Great Resignation, a term that describes an uptick in employees changing roles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But did you know that up to 70% of people have Great Resignation regrets? To find a job you love, it’s important to nail down exactly what you’re looking for. In this article, explore some key strategies to help you find a job you love. Plus, I’ll share some of the latest Beyondsoft career opportunities—just in case you’re ready to make the leap to a fantastic global company.
Evaluate what’s truly important
While it may seem obvious, knowing exactly what you’re looking for in your next job will help you make the best decision possible. So first, it’s important to make a list of the aspects you love about your current role. These things might include responsibilities, such as project oversight or cross-team collaboration.
Additionally, consider what you appreciate about the company itself, such as its size, your connection to the company’s values, or a vibrant company culture.
Next, list the additional things that you want from your next role. Perhaps you’re seeking new or expanded responsibilities or you’d like to learn a new technology. Maybe you’d like a role with greater flexibility or expanded growth opportunities. Whatever these factors are, write them down.
Finally, combine these lists and reorder them, with the highest priorities at the top. This exercise will give you a much clearer sense of your ideal company and job and the qualities that appeal most to you.
Ask the right questions
Now that you have narrowed down the qualities of your ideal job and company, it’s time to develop questions to help you evaluate roles more objectively. Bonus points for geeking out and creating a spreadsheet!
Questions you might ask about company culture in advance of an interview include:
- What are your contacts and others saying about the company culture?
- How does the company support advancement?
- What are the company’s views on diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and giving back to the community?
Questions to ask an interviewer might include:
- What makes you most excited about coming to work?
- What learning and mentorship opportunities does the company offer?
- What is the company’s approach to mental health and helping employees preserve work-life balance?
- How much autonomy would I have?
If you’re looking to expand your income and benefits, be sure you understand what you’re being offered—and do your best to get it in writing. For example, while the income may be on target, you also need to consider other benefits:
- Does the company offer a 401K match?
- How are annual bonuses and pay increases calculated?
- What are the healthcare benefits, and what portion does the company pay?
Do your homework to find a job you love
Whether you’re seeking growth opportunities, greater flexibility, or a more fulfilling role, doing your homework upfront will help you find a job you love and prevent any Great Resignation regrets. So, make sure you know why you’re leaving and what’s most important to you. Then, ask the right questions to ensure you’re making the right move.
Find a job you love at Beyondsoft
Since you’re here, check out the latest career opportunities at Beyondsoft.
Marketing Manager (Bellevue, Portland/Vancouver, or Dallas areas): Put your marketing know-how to work managing Beyondsoft branding and marketing activities in North America. In this role, you will analyze the market and partner with leaders to develop cross-channel strategies to drive brand awareness and demand for Beyondsoft offerings.
Program Manager (Remote): Partner with clients to support business objectives in an efficient yet consensus-building fashion. You will successfully manage and deliver multiple, simultaneous projects from discovery and design through delivery and completion, meeting the agreed-upon schedule, budget, and scope.
IT Support Specialist (Bellevue, WA): Work with internal employees to support and troubleshoot the technologies used daily. Responsibilities include asset management, web portal maintenance, information security, and workstation setup. You’ll also support technologies such as voice over IP, phone hubs, Network Phone Connections, servers, printers, and Microsoft Office 365.
Mechanical Engineer (Fremont, CA): In this role at one of our top clients, you’ll handle end-to-end product design and manage projects from concept through fabrication. You will create and own design documentation, including CAD models, BOMs, design packages for machine shops, test requirements, and final release for production.
Software / Process Developer Support (Boise, ID): Create and deliver HP office printing solutions, extensibility software, and SDK components intended for third-party partners and developers. You’ll also help design and deliver infrastructure and qualification tools and processes required to develop extensibility platforms.
Test Engineer, Mobile Applications (San Diego, CA): If you have expertise in testing mobile applications, join our team supporting Hewlett Packard. You will be responsible for communicating with teams in different locations, developing and executing test cases on mobile applications, and performing special requests from the developers.
Sr. Project Manager (Remote): As part of a high-performing group, you will lead, develop, and land key business programs and support our clients in successfully delivering their technology initiatives.
Senior Backend Developer (Remote): Are you self-motivated and interested in working in a highly dynamic environment? In support of the Compliance Finance team, you will design creative solutions using skills in Service Oriented Architecture, real-time systems, data processing pipelines, machine learning, graph algorithms, feature visualization, and payments technologies.
Mechanical Drafter (Boise, ID): In this role, you’ll create and edit design documentation to comply with company and industry standards and provide hands-on construction of tooling, prototypes, and test fixtures. You’ll also analyze and troubleshoot mechanical issues, coordinate project activities, and provide mechanical solutions to aid in LaserJet R&D activities and testing.
Sr. Full Stack Engineer / Architect (Remote): We are looking for an experienced engineer well versed in architecture, cloud, and networking to handle full-stack development and envision entire systems end-to-end. This role requires a solid development background with front-end and backend technologies.
Compliance Test Engineer, RF (Redmond, WA): Play a vital role on the compliance team through RF Regulatory compliance testing of ITE products. In this role, you will perform RF/EMC Regulatory testing on ITE, unlicensed, and licensed intentional transmitters and support EMC regulatory testing for unintentional transmitters.
Associate Business Development Manager (Remote): Drive growth within assigned territories, working closely with solution consulting and delivery. Chief responsibilities for this role include analyzing the client’s business operations, determining strategies for meeting goals, and ensuring products and projects are ready on time.
Software Engineer (Boise, ID): Oversee enhancement development and maintenance of existing web-based programs in support of data analytics. You will support database connectivity, data loads, and reporting and collaborate with customer assurance team members. You will also integrate data, train users, and participate in quality meetings.
Dynamics Technician (Vancouver, WA): Work onsite at a high-profile technical client to maintain and troubleshoot equipment and systems. Responsibilities include interpreting mechanical drawings, schematics, and test procedures and performing testing tasks and defect characterization. You must be familiar with Technician 1 and 2 activities.
Chemistry / Materials Science Lab Technician (Vancouver, WA): In this technical role, you will recommend, evaluate, and set up new analytical instrumentation, help mentor and train personnel, perform chemical laboratory procedures, develop experiments, and author reports.
Printer Test Technician 1 (Vancouver, WA): Break into the technology field! In this role, you will perform tests to determine the functionality of mechanical equipment. You will run test scripts according to guidelines, observe printer behavior, and compare results with predetermined parameters.
Printer Test Technician 2 (Vancouver, WA): In this position, you will perform tests to determine mechanical and computer equipment functionality. You’ll also ensure instruments are calibrated and verified regularly and work with engineers to test, debug, and troubleshoot equipment and products.
Mechanical Printer Technician (Vancouver, WA): Work onsite at a high-profile technical client, running test scripts, observing printer behavior, collecting test data, maintaining accurate logs, troubleshooting equipment, interpreting drawing and schematics, and more.
Printer Test Engineer (Boise, ID): As a contributing member of the Printer Certification team, you will support the test strategy for security certification. Activities include manual test execution, test design, test infrastructure support, and test results documentation for HP’s printer family.
Physics Lab Technician (Vancouver, WA): In this technical role, you’ll perform complex testing tasks at the direction of the engineering staff. You’ll observe and analyze test results for 3D X-ray machining to identify voids or cracks in components and parts. You’ll also perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance.