Well it’s a good question, as part of sorting out tax documentation I came across the following list (go figure why it was with tax stuff).
I made this list sometime mid 2002, I remember specifically the job I made the list for to evaluate. I’ve yet to take adequate time to completely review each point carefully and revise, however it’s a good starting point to look back at what you thought previously.
This list is not a list of what I want in a job, more a checklist of what I would like, and at the end I can get a score of how well the job fits to these items.
- Use of Existing Core Skills – Technologies
- Oracle, Unix, Java, HTML/Web
- Open Source Projects (Apache – HTTP/Java/XML, My SQL, PHP, etc)
- Database Modelling
- Large Systems Design & Development
- Application Performance Tuning
- Technical Problem Solving
- Encourage/Embrace use
- Not bleeding edge
- Opportunity for learning new relative skills
- Core working hours
- Work at home options
- Ability to undertaking varying roles (and not undertake others due to other team members)
- Existing working relationship with people
- Across Development/Management/Support Teams
- Durations – 1 month – 1 year
- Problem Solving
- Emphasis on Quality Procedures
- Emphasis on Software Testing
- Emphasis on Customer
- Some Fun