In this current job-deficit situation, we all know how hard to get a job. A very few numbers of good companies are still recruiting candidates.
You might be a fresh graduate or someone who might be changing companies or trying out a new career, or you might be searching for a suitable job for years.
So when you get a job letter you would tend to accept it as soon as possible, because you have overcome other applicants according to the criteria needed, and you also cracked the interview.
But wait, keeping your excitement aside, think wisely before accepting the offer letter, because it’s a one-way trip.
Here are five things to keep in mind before accepting an offer letter.
- Terms and agreements of the company
- The financial condition of the company and salary
- Work-life balance
- Job satisfaction
- Scope of personal growth
Let’s dig into these topics in details.
1. Terms and agreements of the company
Different companies and firms have different policies, terms, and agreements. Sometimes there might be a 3 or 5 years bond that you might have to sign, especially if you are a fresher.
Before accepting the job offer you must go through them. Otherwise, this might cause a huge problem in the future.
Go through each documents carefully before signing them and accepting your offer letter.
2. Financial condition of the company and your salary
The second point to always keep in mind is to check the financial health of the company.
You definitely don’t want to join the company, which is going through financial challenges. And always, check your salary package and compare it with the market to see if you are paid lesser than your potential.
Also check out your tax implications, probability of salary hikes, etc.
3. Work-life balance
Before accepting the offer letter, know the details about the timings of the job properly. Get as much details as possible about the shifts, overtimes and more.
If you think the timing will hamper your work-life balance, then think twice and you are ready to accept these changes in your life then you should definitely go for it.
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4. Job satisfaction
If you applied for the job and cracked the interview in hype but in reality, you don’t really like the sector of the job, think before accepting the offer letter.
But in case you genuinely want the job, and would love to work in this job sector, then definitely go for it.
You must always think about your job satisfaction first before joining, otherwise, you will end up regretting it in the future when it will be too late. So, think before you act.
5. Space of personal growth
More or less, we all have certain professional and personal goals. The selection of a proper job helps us to achieve those goals.
So, before accepting the offer always question yourself, where this job will take you in the next five years. If you don’t get a satisfactory answer, or you think that, the job will diminish your goal, think twice before accepting the offer.
This is from our side. Hope you will always keep these points in mind before accepting an offer letter.
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