If you’re considering a new job offer, there are probably 100 things swirling around your head.
By this stage you would have already weighed up the pros and cons of the new job, and perhaps the salary package being dangled in front of you already has you sold.
But bottom line aside, there are other things to take into consideration before committing to a new organisation.
“When workers are at a crossroads when it comes to staying at their current company or moving to another job, it’s important for them to consider certain criteria to determine whether it’s worth the move,” Sandy Mazur, division president of Spherion staffing services, was quoted as saying in a Business News Daily article.
Here are a few things you should think about before accepting that offer of employment:
- What else could you negotiate to get a better deal?
While you may not be able to negotiate a higher salary at this stage, remember that your remuneration package goes beyond your salary and includes additional benefits that you can leverage to up your package.
Think about requesting flexitime or the option to work remotely from time to time.
If you’re moving to another province or city to take the job, you should negotiate around relocation costs and assistance with that.
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- Think about the people and the work environment – will you fit in?
Research all you can, not only in terms of the company itself but more importantly about the people you’ll potentially work with.
Seek out and speak to people who currently work at the company and speak to former employees to try to get a lay of the workplace landscape.
With the price of living escalating at an alarming rate, you might also want to take into consideration where your new office will be located. If the distance is significantly longer than the distance you currently travel, then this is a cost you’ll have to factor in to your budget.
Also think about the company culture and whether it aligns with your values, work style and personality.