Taking a new job is one of the great stressors in life. It’s a big decision that will impact your future. Here are some of the things to consider before saying yes to the offer.
Determine Your Length of Employment
Decide if you plan on staying with this company long-term. Accepting this type of offer sometimes comes with a contract in regards to time commitment. Ask yourself if this company is someplace that you see yourself working at until retirement. If you’re just using it as a jumping off point, it may not be in your best interests. You may be able to find another job in your area that will give you the same level of experience.
Pairing the length of your anticipated employment, is whether you can move up in this company. This may be the push that you need to decide to switch jobs. Stagnation at your current company may have caused you to start looking in the first place. Determine if the company has the possibility for you to move up in the ranks. You don’t want to accept another job in which you’ll be stuck in the same role. This could mean that it’s just time to move onto another job closer to you.
Sound Financial Decision
The whole point of taking another job is that it should benefit you in some way. This could be that the job offers better benefits or an increase in pay. In some cases, you may take a step down to gain other rewards. Make sure that accepting the job is a sound financial decision. You should also ask about the financial situation of the company. You don’t want to take the job only to have to disappear from underneath your feet.
Impact of Relocating
The final thing that you should consider is what impact moving will have on your life. You may have a family and a home to take into account. Moving to another state isn’t something that you should take lightly. There are a lot of things that will need to be done in order to complete your transition. Some of these things will include finding a new home and transporting all of your stuff. Look into car moving companies so that you can take some of the things off of your to do list.
A new job can be an exciting prospect. Make sure that it’s the right move for you and your family before you decide to accept the job.
Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.