So you’ve received a job offer. Congratulations! It always feels great when your hard work pays off. But before you accept the offer, you’ll want to step back and make sure the position is truly right for you. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself and your future employer before accepting a job offer, signing a contract, or entering an employment agreement.
Is This Where I Want to Be?
Take a look at both the organization as a whole and the specific position. Do they mirror your values and the kind of culture you want to be in? Is the work meaningful to you? Do you feel like you have the opportunity to make a difference in an area that matters?
Do I Like the People?
Did you get a good impression during your interview process? Have you had strong interactions with the employees you’ve met? Does the work culture feel like the right fit? Do workers seem engaged and happy as they go through the workday?
Am I Being Set up for Success?
What does the onboarding process look like? Will you have a peer mentor or other contact to answer your questions? Does the company provide all the tools and technologies you need to succeed in the position? Is this a proper career progression or just “another job”.
Is This the Right Next Step for My Career?
Take stock of your overall career path, especially your goals for the next five years. Does the position seem like a logical fit? Will you learn new skills that can be valuable in the future or will you quickly become bored? Is the organization supportive of employee growth? Are there career development opportunities, such as tuition reimbursement or job shadowing?
Do you feel like there are enough new challenges to keep you motivated and moving forward? Do you feel like you have explored all the job opportunities available? If not, work with your temp agency’s direct hire group to explore more opportunities.
Does the Job Fit My Life?
Sometimes a position looks perfect on paper. But for whatever reason, it simply doesn’t fit. Maybe you’re a single parent and the position requires a lot of travel. Perhaps you need the camaraderie of working in an office, but the only available option is remote work. Or maybe you’re a morning person, but the offered hours are overnight.
No matter how great a job offer seems, if it doesn’t fit with your life, you are unlikely to be happy with it long term.
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