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Job Offer Checklist

Checklist for Evaluating Your Job Offer

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When reviewing a job offer, it's important to consider the entire compensation package including job content, salary, benefits, hours, flexibility, pension plans, and work environment.

Review this checklist to ensure that you have considered all the alternatives and weighed all the options prior to making a decision to accept the position.

Job Offer Checklist

  • Job Content
     
  • Salary
    Base Salary
    Commission
    Bonuses
    Projected Salary Increases
     
  • Benefits
    Vacation
    Sick Time
    Health Insurance
    Life Insurance
    401(K)
    Pension Plans
    Stock Options
     
  • Hours and Travel
     
  • Work Environment
  • Promotion and Growth Opportunities

  • Pros and Cons

  • Make a list of the pros and cons of your current position (if you have one) and the job offer you are considering. Which one comes out ahead?

  • Your Personal Circumstances
    What does your gut tell you? Does the job offer sound exciting? Or do you have a queasy sense that this might not be the right job for you? Listen to whatever it is telling you. Our instincts are usually right, even if we can't come up with a concrete, rational explanation for them.

Read More: How to Evaluate a Job Offer | How to Decide if a Job is a Good Fit

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