By Christy J. Clark, 3/3/2020

Should I Accept Job Offer?

You want to make a job change. You have sent hundreds of resumes to companies you would like to work for after researching them. You have spent countless hours applying for jobs online only to fall in the black hole. Finally, you interview and receive an offer. You are so excited. Now what?

Once you receive an offer, you need to decide what is most important to you. Does the job offer meet your list of expectations or is it a temporary fix? You need to look at more than just the salary. Carefully review the:

1. Job Description and Duties You have wanted to make a job change. You have sent hundreds of resumes to companies and applied for jobs online only to fall in the black hole. Finally, you interview and receive an offer. You are so excited. Now what?

Once you receive an offer, you need to decide what is most important to you. Does the job offer meet your list of expectations or is it a temporary fix? You need to look at more than just the salary. Examine:

1. Job Description and Duties(Is this what you want to do 8 hours a day 5 days a week?)

2. Salary, Commission, Bonus and Raises (Does the compensation fall within the average for the job?)

3. Potential Earnings/Advancement

4. Professional Development/Tuition Reimbursement

5. Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, Vacation

6. Working Hours and Flexibility of Schedule

7. Company Culture (team atmosphere or independent, formal or relaxed)

8. Other perks such as parking, fitness facility/classes, game room, cafeteria, etc.

9. Commute: how long is the commute? This adds to your work/life balance.

Today, the average person changes jobs twelve times during his or her career. Many workers spend five years or less in every job. Would these stats change if we gave more consideration to accepting a job?