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4 Things To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

Posted by | June 9, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

By Sera Kazungu

Congratulations on getting the call after a long wait. It feels good,doesn’t it? Especially after the long gruesome process that got you there in the first place.

Don’t pop any champagne just yet, there are certain things that you need to weigh before accepting that Job offer.

Sheila Cheptoo, a Recruitment Officer  at Corporate Staffing Services stresses that taking a closer look at Job offers is crucial to anyone thinking about changing jobs to advance your career path.

Here is a list of four crucial things to consider before you hand in your resignation at your current job;

What To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

1. Job Security
Is your new job going to be as stable or more stable than your current job? Do not accept a job offer that does not offer you . For example, you should not leave a permanent job for a contract job. Be sure of the terms of employment

2. Growth opportunities
What are your chances of growth at a new company? Are you accepting a position that is higher or lower than the one you currently hold? Career growth is an important part of working and you should not settle for less than you are worth.
Render your resignation only when you are sure that the new opportunity offers you a promotion from what you currently do.

3.Salary And other benefits
A salary is the main reason why you work. Are the benefits you are being offered worth leaving your current job for? Weigh the benefits that you are receiving against the ones that you are being offered. If the old outweigh the new, it is not worth the trouble

4. People
Did you know that the people around you are very important to your succeeding or failing at your job? How they relate to you matters a great deal. How were you treated when you went for the interview? That is the question you have to ask yourself when gauging the people at your new job.

Do not be in a hurry to resign and accept a new job without checking to see whether it is the right thing to do. Take your time and avoid regretting your choice.