Congratulations, on your job offer. Well, after series of job search agony, I know you are in urge of accepting the call letter.
Thank the company for the offer. Take some time to evaluate it before you give your final decision. Remember you are not on the easy street yet!
Hopefully, this is the company you are going to work, so be careful while signing the offer letter. To the best what you can do is- evaluating whether- It is the right job for you at this point in time? – Can you work in that atmosphere?
Here is the checklist you should consider before signing on the dotted line:
Salary and benefits- the question of money:
If you are the one whose decision doesn’t influence by money, then you are lucky. But there are some people who make up their mind, based on the salary offered. You should consider the following:
- Your in-hand salary after deductions
- Whether there’s a bonus plan and what’s the criteria
- When and how your performance and salary review will take place
- Whether there is a compensatory off option for overtime or any other means of compensation
All about the Job:
Naturally, you want to evaluate the job role and the technology you want to work upon. You should go through the description of what your work day would include.
- Does the job title match the responsibilities?
- Will you have the tools you need to get the job done?
- How will success be measured? All of these questions should be brought up in the interview process and analyzed.
Research about the Company:
Next, the obvious thing is to research about the company, do a google search for the companies new products, and do they have any upcoming hot activities? Are they into any litigation? What is the prospective peer’s review about the company? Be careful about your research. Don’t fall into the trap.
Know your boss:
It is well-known fact that relationship between you and your superior influences your satisfaction level. A supervisor can make or break a position, so be sure that you’re comfortable with your boss-to-be.
- Whether your boss-to-be is the person who can learn from, and help you to learn new things?
- What kind of attitude he carries?
- Is he supportive to scale up your skills?
- Too bossy, or friendly, what kind of person he is?
As a bachelor, you can work for numerous hours. As a single professional one won’t bother about reviewing the policies that affect work-life balance. But if you got married and having two children, then you may not skip the policies that will affect W-L-b. And it is obvious that don’t want to churn the companies so often. So, it is important to be well informed about company’s policies and work nature.
Remember a discussion with your prospective employers may not seem important for you when you receive a call letter from your dream job. But if you want a career rather than a job, don’t forget to consider the above-mentioned pointers. After all, it’s worth finding a job that’ll truly be a good fit and won’t have you looking again a few months down the line.