20 Job-Offer Questions

A Guest Post by D. Lawton
From time to time we’re publishing guest posts via Recruiting Blogswap.
Job offers: 20 questions to consider before saying “yes”…
Here are 20 questions you should ask yourself before deciding to accept a job. Too many people just drift into jobs without taking the important long-term view. Most people take a promotion either for the money or for the status without thinking where the job might lead.
To stop you from making that mistake here are 20 questions you should ask yourself before you sign your name on the dotted line. Some questions are obviously more important than others are but all are significant and designed to help you make the right decision.

  • Can I do the work required of me?
  • Do I want to do this work?
  • How does this job fit into my ten-year career plan?
  • How can I use this job to help me work towards my career goals?
  • Is the job in sync with my values and principles?
  • Will there be an opportunity for me to develop and learn new skills in this job?
  • How long should I plan to stay in this job?
  • Do I know the specific job criteria?
  • Why did the last person leave this job and are there any implications for me?
  • Will I get on with my new boss?
  • Will I get on with my new team?
  • Will this job give me a greater profile in the company/industry and or profession?
  • Is the market rate for the job equitable?
  • Who can mentor me in this job so I can be successful?
  • What will be the networking opportunity in this job?
  • If this job does not work out what is my “Plan B”?
  • Will I be able to balance the demands of this job with my commitments and interests outside work?
  • How will this job affect my status in the organization/community?
  • How can I accelerate my experience in the early days/honeymoon period of this job?
  • What is the earliest easiest and highest profile success I can achieve in this job?

Be successful!

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