5 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

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You’ve interviewed, and now you’ve been offered the position. So what happens before you accept? You might want to consider a few things before telling your potential employer a firm “Yes.” There is a lot more to a job than just what you’ve experienced in the interview. We want to share some of the things you may want to think about before accepting this new job to ensure it is the right one for you.

  1. Is this the right environment for you? The place where you will be working is as important as the job you’ll be doing. The environment encompasses a number of different things. Is it casual or professional? Is it laid back or heavily micromanaged? What will your coworkers be like?
  2. What are the prospects for advancement? There is probably a reasons you’re looking for this job to begin with, and it isn’t because you’ve been satisfied in your previous job. What do you want to do in the future? Do you see yourself staying with this company to do it?
  3. Who will you be working for directly? Though you have hopefully met your direct manager throughout the interview process, you may not have had this opportunity. It is important you understand whether their management style is a fit for your work style.
  4. What is the company’s online reputation? We live in an age of social media, so feel free to use it. Look up the company and see what former employers, customers, or other members of your community have had to say about them online.
  5. How will this affect your commute? Lastly, there are some specific things you need to consider for this job. Beyond just the salary and the job duties, is this position further away from your home? Consider the added cost of gas and car maintenance.

Are you ready to accept a new job offer? Make sure that you understand how to professionally resign from your current position.