After sending out carefully-crafted cover letters and resumes and acing multiple rounds of job interviews, the payoff is here: a job offer. Time to celebrate? Not so fast.
When considering a new job, it is important to make sure the grass will truly be greener on the other side. Two important phone calls will likely occur before the deal is sealed: The first, in which you’ll be offered the job, and the second, when you either accept or decline the offer.
There aren’t so many things one should consider before accepting a job offer, you might say, since nowadays it’s really hard to even get a job in the first place.
However, here are some really important things to seriously consider before accepting that job offer.
One of the most important things one should consider before accepting a job offer is, of course, the salary.
Ask yourself if the remuneration is fair and if you’ll manage to support yourself with what you’ll earn because most companies will offer an inexperienced person a lower salary than they deserve.
Try to see first what other jobs are available in your field of expertise and then decide if you’ll take that job or not.
One of the main things that people really forget to take into account when it comes to accepting a new job is what they will realistically have to sacrifice in order to fulfil their new duties. A new role – whatever it may be – comes with new responsibilities, and it’s absolutely vital to make sure that you get a good idea of what the new position will involve and whether you can amend your social calendar accordingly. What will you have to give up in order to succeed? And is this really viable?
3. The Management.
Some jobs look great on paper — until you meet the manager. A great manager can make a tough job rewarding, but a bad manager can make even a dream job stressful.
Your direct manager will have the most influence on your day-to-day work life.
- Is he someone you can work with?
- Does he show respect to his team members?
- Does he have a good reputation in the industry?
- What is his management style and how does it fit with your preferences?
- Do his expectations seem reasonable?