The job search and interview process can be a lengthy one, so when a job offer does come in, you’re probably feeling a sense of relief and excitement. You may be overcome by your feelings that you just want to dive in and say to the employer, “I accept!” – But wait! It’s important to not let your emotions get in the way of making the right decision for your career. Related: 3 Most Important Things To Do In A Job Interview Whether you’re looking for a new job because you’re unemployed or currently employed, but want to move on, you need to take time to clearly review and evaluate the job offer. A wrong decision will mean you’re back to step one with job searching and interviewing again. When a job offer comes in, it’s okay to tell the employer you’re excited, but that you need some time to review it in full. Ask the employer if it would be okay to provide a response in the next day or two, which in most cases is a reasonable request. Doing so also shows the employer you’re serious about the position and you’re not one to rush into things as a result of emotions. Once you have secured a window of time to work with, here are some questions you should ask to help decide if the job offer is right for you. Hopefully, you can find most of the answers to the questions based on information gathered during the interview, and if not, seek clarification.
June 23, 2015