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
Projected Salary Increases
- Hours and Travel
- Work Environment
- Flexibility and Company Culture
- 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.