Over the years I’ve done various things to get better about reaching my goals. One of the most recent things I’ve done is going to sleep at a good time and just getting up earlier. I usually get up at 4am now! It was pretty hard at first but it has had two great benefits.Â
- I’m well rested. Rather than staying up and working I’m refreshed in the morning.Â
- No distractions. I like to spend time with the family when I get home and can just focus on that. When I get up early the kids are all asleep and I can focus on my goals.Â
I’ve done the normal thing where I set goals for myself for year and track them in a tool like Smartsheet or Trello boards.Â
Now I got even more granular and started a board for each day and create lanes for what I want to accomplish in the day.Â
Recently I’ve been thinking about how recruiters reach out to developers about jobs. I have a first world problem where frequently a recruiter reaches out to me about a job. The message is usually vague and mentions “world changing startup…..” It will list out how I am a great candidate and sometimes even mention that the CTO personally wants to interview me!
I’m not interested in changing jobs so I usually politely let them know. It got me to thinking what would I look for in a job. What would I want to be able to search on.Â
Here’s what I came up with. I want to be able to search for jobs in the following way :
- The tech stack
- Team size
- Is work from home allowed
- Is partial work from home allowed
- Medical benefits
- Benefits just for me or family as well
- 401k match?
- Interview style
- Sample interview questions
- Does the job have flexible hours ?
- Intensity of work environmentÂ
- An actual salary range
- What’s the turnover rate?
- Average time till long till promotion?
- What’s the career growth potential?
Wouldn’t it be cool if this information was available and for a company to list a job many of these fields are required?
What do you think?