What makes a perfect job?

As jobs become increasingly demanding, attractive salary packages and benefits must be accompanied by job satisfaction and work fulfilment for employers to secure the best candidates.

If you are deciding whether it's to pursue a new opportunity, what factors are most important that you consider?


Where do you see yourself?

Before venturing into the jobs market, take some time to work out what you really want to do before moving on. Not only do you need good self-knowledge, you should also understand some key influencers that will help you in your search for that ideal job.

Job fit and organisation culture

To determine whether a job is right for you, we compare job requirements with candidates individual personality characteristics. Our experience in placing candidates in jobs on a daily basis prove there is a strong link between an individuals personality traits and their new work environment. By communicating effectively with your recruitment consultant, you are more likely to be put forward for roles that compliment your personality.  

Before venturing into the jobs market, take some time to work out what you really want to do before moving on.


Before your interview, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself by researching about the hiring organisation. Speak to your recruitment consultant, but also use your initiative to find out as much as you can. There are numerous sources of information about nearly every company and the internet is a good place to start. The company website should provide you with a wealth of information about the organisation, particularly if there is a press section for you to read latest press releases and news.

The big boss

Many studies have revealed that a key factor for employees leave their roles is their manager. It is important to build a good working relationship with your manager, and a proactive candidate should enquire about the line manager of any roles they are looking to be put forward for. It could be a good idea to discuss with your recruitment consultant the management styles you respect and work best under, and ask for information on your potential new manager. Before attending your interview it could be worth enquiring about the incentives and benefits on offer at the company and what the organisation’s turnover rate is.

Networking and self-marketing

Networking involves meeting new people, giving them an opportunity to learn more about you and prospecting for jobs, contracts, clients and more. You can enhance your employability with effective networking. It also helps to expand your circle of contacts, and keep up to date with industry news. It’s worth speaking with your recruitment consultant about candidate networking events held by Robert Walters – fantastic opportunities to meet with your peers and find out more about the job market.

For more career advice, and information on how to switch careers, please contact:

Jason Grundy, Managing Director (Middle East)
+971 4 8180 100

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