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5 Things To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

Before you get too excited, take some time to evaluate your offer. This job could potentially become a long-term career so you want to make sure that the role and the company are the right fit for you. Here are a few things to consider before accepting the job offer:

1. Know the basics. If you don’t already have it, ask for a copy of the job description and review all of the expectations and responsibilities.

2. Consider career growth opportunities. Always be honest in asking yourself: “will the work tasks and opportunities add to my career goals?”

3. Do the salary and benefits suit you? Research the salary of similar positions in your industry and the benefits the company offers. It can be much easier to negotiate these terms before you start the job rather than later down the track.

4. Are you comfortable with the team and the culture? From meeting supervisors or team members and viewing the workplace, get a feel for what the general work atmosphere is like. Will you be able to get along with people and add to their ideas?

5. Become familiar with their policies. Will you be able to use social media and other personal accounts during work hours? If family obligations arise, will your supervisors support you?

Once you have considered these points you should be able to make an informed decision, a good consultant can help with this. Hopefully this will lead to working in a job that is more satisfying in the long term!