Gorilla Jobs Logo

How to choose the right workplace

January 21, 2019 0 Comments

Private, Public vs Corporate Enterprise – How to choose the right workplace for you? All of them have their unique advantages so it can be a real challenge to decide where you’d prefer to work. 

That is why it’s important to carefully consider your priorities for your current situation as well as your long-term career, and if the companies in question can meet your expectations.

Here are our top tips for working out if you’re better suited to a Private, Public or Corporate Client.

Right Workplace Gorilla Jobs

Have a long-term vision

  • If you don’t know exactly what you want to do in the future, you could benefit from the wider focus required in a private client setting.
    • The variety could give you the chance to do other things that you never expected, as well as the opportunity to figure out what you really enjoy.
  • If you have a clearly defined career path set out ahead of you, then a corporate environment, with the associated narrower focus that comes with the job, is the more logical choice.

Check if you can work with your potential boss

  • It’s been said that people don’t quit their jobs—or even their companies—they quit their bosses. In fact, 70% of those who voluntarily leave roles say that it was their boss, specifically, that they were leaving behind.
  • Your manager has an everyday impact on your ability to stretch yourself and grow, and on a more basic level, they shape your experience of feeling welcomed and respected.
    • Notice how your potential boss relates to you, how optimistically or pessimistically he/she speaks about your role, and how she responds to the question, “What would your ideal partnership look like with the person that assumes this role?”


Is this a cultural fit

  • You know company culture is a big deal. It’s one of the main ways companies distinguish themselves from one another, which is why you’re probably constantly hearing about it.
    • Private companies and Corporates, in particular, always seem to be trying to outdo the competition in terms of a cool culture full of workplace perks.
  • But before you get lured into a new job because of ping-pong tables and beanbag chairs, you have to figure out if that culture is actually going to be one where you can be happy and successful.
  • Do some digging to figure out exactly what the company culture is, and then sit down to think about whether it’s the right environment for you.


At Gorilla Jobs we are extremely experienced with helping candidates make the right decisions when it comes to taking up that next role.

We encourage you to try our services by chatting directly with one of our consultants, call them at one of our local offices or by browsing our jobs online.