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3 Things Every Job Seeker Should Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

Let’s face it — once you’ve spent months hunting down what seems like the perfect job the last thing you want to do is second guess your offer. However, accepting the first offer you get may not be a wise decision. When it comes to securing a quality position that can offer you longevity, growth, and fair compensation, you should take some time to review your options thoroughly.

To give you a better idea of what you should be looking for during your evaluation process, we’ve created a list of some basic guidelines to consider before making your final decision.

Compensation

No matter which way you slice it, money makes the world go round. For many job seekers, it is the driving force for their decision-making process when it comes to accepting a position. If you are faced with a job offer that does not adequately address your financial needs the first question you need to ask yourself is, “Can I afford to pass up this offer and wait for something better?”  If you have multiple job offers the main question for you is, “How does the compensation offered compare to my other options?”

As you are answering these important questions you should keep in mind that compensation does not solely equate to the money that you get in your paycheck, you should also account for things such as health benefits, paid time off, and retirement plans.

Job Requirements

Just because a job is in your field does not mean that it will have the same requirements as a similar position you’ve worked in the past. For example, one healthcare job in Philadelphia may require you to log a substantial amount of paperwork while another may require you to stand for long periods of time. To determine if a position is truly a good fit you should consider how the job description makes you feel. Do you feel excited when thinking about the work you’ll be doing? Does the position allow you to utilize your best skills? Are there any quality of life issues you need to consider? Asking yourself questions like these can help you realistically evaluate your future with the company.  

Culture

Many people may consider the heavy emphasis put on company culture to be just a millennial trend, but the atmosphere of a business can be one of the most significant determining factors for a person who is considering accepting a job. While you may have a difficult time getting the true sense of a company’s culture until you work there, there are a few good questions you should consider during the final rounds of interviews, to give you a pretty good idea of how they operate. These questions include:

  • What kind of personalities seem to thrive?
  • Does the company emphasize training, mobility, and promotion from within?
  • After visiting the office, can you see yourself working in that environment?

Even if you haven’t been offered a job yet, these guidelines can help you weed out poor job prospects during your search. If you find that you need a bit of help finding the right job for you, give The Protocall Group call today. We have one the largest inventories of office professional, industrial and healthcare jobs in South Jersey and Philadelphia. Contact us today at 856-249-0487.

2019-07-02T18:03:25+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Job Seekers|