Practical Lifehacks: How to Choose the Job Offer to Accept

Practical Lifehacks: How to Choose the Job Offer to Accept

October 30, 2019, You will likely send your resume to several companies if you are like most job seekers. Thus, congratulations! Congratulations! This is something you may not have expected. You only need a job, but now you have options and must choose. This can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of common ground with the companies and they align with your career goals. These steps will help you make the right choice if you find yourself in this situation.
Take the time to carefully evaluate all job offers
You have to think logically when evaluating job offers. Sometimes, the highest bidder may not be the best. Consider both options. Although you may have done due diligence research on both companies before interviewing, this stage requires that you go beyond the public profile. You need to dig deeper. This task is made easier by the resources available. The following information will help you learn more about an organization and its working environment:
Check out the Glassdoor profile of the company
Talk to current employees of the company
Talk to former employees by searching LinkedIn
To discuss further, invite any of these people to lunch. Lunch with a former or current employee can help you learn a lot more about the company.
It is important that you remember that salary is not the only thing that will help you choose a job. You may find the salary attractive, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect the company’s values or culture. Before you agree to work for a company for the next ten- to twenty years, you must be able to affirm that you can. The salary and benefits package may seem great, but if you spread your work hours and the stress of your job, will it still be worthwhile in the end?
Analyze the offer and ask questions
First, you need to identify your career goals. Next, you will use the information you have gathered about both companies to evaluate them, focusing on your needs. The top questions you should ask are about what is most important to you and what you value most: a high salary or an environment that allows your potential to shine. These questions could be the deciding factor in your decision. Listen to your heart. Ask questions if you are unsure. If this means calling the company to ask questions, then do so. Be careful with your questions. It is not a good idea to ask about a possible salary increase before you even start a job.