10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Accepting A Job Offer
Evaluating a new opportunity isn’t easy. Even your dream job will have less exciting aspects. Things that are downright boring. I speak from experience.
I was what is known as a nontraditional student. That means I worked a full-time job and took my classes in the evening.
As a twenty-something, I did my best to find time for a social life too. The occasional date or evening out with friends. It took me almost 7 years to get my B.A.
After graduating with a degree in English and a minor in Media Studies, I landed a job as an assistant editor with a national 4-color magazine. Within the first 30-days I was writing the news column. Since it was a small publication, in a few months I was writing feature articles and helping the photographer with cover shoots. And I had the best boss ever.
It was awesome.
I loved every minute of it.
You Still Can’t Dodge The Salary Question (Here’s How To Answer)
Most job seekers dread talking to recruiters and employers about salary. In many states it’s illegal to ask candidates about their current salary. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be asked about your expectations.
The truth is, you can’t completely dodge the salary question.
But, to some degree you can control it. You do this by understanding the process and being prepared.
Why do recruiters ask about your salary?
As a former recruiter, I know they don’t ask your salary requirements to put you on the spot. They ask because they need to know if you are in the salary range for the position they are filling. Remember, recruiters don’t work for you, they work for the employer.
How To Choose Between Multiple Job Offers
Sometimes you’ll have a lot of time to decide, sometimes not.
Whatever the circumstances, it will be easier to make that decision if you have some sort of decision-making process in place.
Here are 3 options you can try if you receive more than one job offer.
Pros and Cons
This is a long standing method that needs very little explanation. You make two columns listing the Pros on one side and the Cons on the other. If you’re deciding between two jobs you’ll have to do an assessment of each and then evaluate which one is more appealing.
4 Questions To Ask Before You Accept A Job Offer
Finding a new job isn’t easy. Finding a new gig that’s also a good fit is even more difficult. It takes time, tenaciousness, and a little bit of luck.
If you hate your job, despise your boss, or have been out of work for six months or more it can be tempting to jump at the first job offer that comes along. But taking a job without doing your due diligence can end up being a big mistake. BIG mistake.