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Job Offer Flexibility

What should I ask for when looking for a new job as a technical professional?

While it can be dangerous to generalize about a group as diverse as engineers, scientists, and IT professionals, similar traits commonly appear.  Make sure a new job offer allows flexibility for these career characteristics:

  • Avoid Micromanagers. Technology professionals work well from precise direction and appreciate being trusted to get the job done.
  • Look for Meaningful Work.  Evaluate the impact your efforts will make on organization, your specific field, and the good of humanity.
  • Leave Time for Training.  Make sure employers have an open mind about education, conferences, and creative outlets so you can stay innovative and current.
  • Stay Connected.  Your professional goals should align with organizational goals to make sure your interest are in tune with the job you will be performing.