Aug 19, 2018 - 06:09 PM
We recently covered these best practices in our job tips section, but we’ll happily recap them for you here. First, do not act until you’ve got the offer in writing. While it’s equally exciting to get a verbal offer, it’s wise to request it in written format to protect yourself. Second, read over your written offer carefully for vital pieces of information:
• Position title
• Bonuses and how to earn them
• Vacation, sick, and personal time
• Official start date
If your letter is incomplete or doesn’t match what the employer told you in previous interviews, request an updated version.
Besides doing your due diligence in reviewing the offer letter, it’s smart to research standard salary expectations for the position. That way, you’re prepared to make a counteroffer should you deem it necessary and negotiate your final offer. Once the employer has finalized your job details, double-check the offer before you sign. Lastly, finish up loose ends by sending thank-you notes to everyone you’ve interviewed with.