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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
Congratulations, you did it! You aced the interviews, and you are feeling great about it. You have been introduced to the team, been given the “tour,” and in the next few days, you will be receiving a job offer.
You are excited to see the financial package they will offer, after all, this is your “Dream Job”.
Stop, slow down and take a breath.
Now is the time to dig deep because being happy in a job is not only about the Money. There are many other factors to consider when you are negotiating a job offer with your future in mind.
Of course, money is important, and we will discuss that later.
Here are some guidelines to help you evaluate the job offer and assist you in making the best decision for yourself.
Because you will be spending 8+ hours a day on the job, ask yourself these questions:
We all know that working with a great leader can make even a tough job rewarding. On the flip side, a lousy leader can turn a dream job into a living nightmare.
Find out who your direct superior will be and ask yourself:
Until you are working in the environment, it can be challenging to get a real sense of a company’s culture. But here is the trick: you can pick up hints that can give you an idea of how they operate by asking some of the right questions during the final interviews.
Nothing in today’s world is forever, and that applies to the job market, too. It is wise to evaluate how this job will position you in the future. Ask yourself:
Ask yourself these questions:
When deciding to accept a job offer, finances are critical, but remember the adage: Money does not buy happiness, contrary to what we may think.
Hopefully, we have given you some food for thought that will help you to decide whether to accept a job offer or not. However, you need to prioritize the information provided according to what is personally relevant to you. Think about what is crucial for you and your happiness and where you are willing to make sacrifices if need be.