Are you searching for a job? Many people will give yes as an answer to this question. Many people will celebrate after getting that interview call and passing the interview. But is it time to celebrate? I am afraid not. There are many things you should look at even in this tight job market. You should not accept any job that comes your way. The job might seem the best and promising during the interview stage, but I warn you not to celebrate yet. Take time to analyze the terms of the job and make sure that they align with your priorities. Below are some major guidelines that will help you in making the best decision.
Money might not be an issue for you, but it is true that many people accept or reject a job based on the payroll. There are two things you must look at when it comes to money matters. First of all, can you afford to pass the job offer and continue looking for a better one? If you have side hustles and you can afford to pay your bills, then why not.
Secondly, do you feel that the compensation offered is enough for the work you will be doing? It should not be about the amount given but do you feel valued as an employee and can you still maintain your quality of life with the salary? The salary and other benefits are given must match your experience and be in line with the market averages.
Next, you should look at the job itself. What are you going to be doing for the 8 hours or more you will be in office? Are you excited about the job? Are you going to be using your skills and how often? What role will you play in the company? What about interaction with coworkers? Can still maintain the quality of life you deserve after taking the job? The answers to the questions above should be in your favor.
Some jobs will look promising on paper and during the interview until you meet the manager. A manager can make you happy or sad in even in your dream job. You must understand that your direct manager can influence your daily output. Is the manager easy to work with? Does he respect other employees? Do they have a good reputation in the company? Do they have reasonable expectations?