Are you thinking about taking a new job? You must have a few points in mind to make a good decision.
Did you receive a new job offer? Are you going to take it? Do you know if it’s really worth it?
Getting a job offer is always cause for celebration, it means that you will no longer have to stay in that toxic job you hate, that you will have greater economic stability, and that you are on your way to becoming a successful and responsible adult, so the first thing you should do is feel proud, but after that, it is time to analyze the situation and make a decision that can change your life.
It is very likely that they do not tell you the negative points of an offer during the job interview, just as you do everything possible to make a good impression, companies, and recruiters also make an effort so that their strongest candidates stay happy and want to be part of their team, and this is why it should never be accepted without first thinking a little and analyzing the situation more thoroughly.
It’s okay to focus on the good, but if you want to make a better decision and make sure a job is worth it, then you have to open your eyes, ask questions, and think about what doesn’t sound so good as well. Of course, you have to take risks, but Bill Gates and Steve Jobs went so far as to say that they should always be calculated, that’s what’s going to give you the best results.
Research your boss
You don’t have to be bullied and learn their routine, but you should get into their social networks (either from your direct boss or the company), read reviews, and know a general opinion, this will help you determine if a place or a boss is right for you and aligns with what you are looking for because there is nothing worse than escaping a toxic job only to get to the same or worse one.
If the company has one, take some time to read the annual report, there you can know more details and know how much stability there is inside.
No, money shouldn’t be your main motivation, but it’s important because you need to eat and pay your bills. Look for a tabulator and compare the offer they make you with the salaries earned by other people with the same position, but also take into account what could happen in the future, the opportunities to grow and get increases once you meet certain goals.
Elon Musk, for example, doesn’t make a single dollar as Tesla’sCEO, but they make up for it with bonuses that are released every time he reaches a goal.
Having a good salary is only part of the benefits, you should know if they offer paid vacations, some type of medical insurance, savings bank, pantry or gas vouchers, stocks or other options, all this makes an offer more attractive, even if the salary you see reflected in your account month by month is not the highest.
Are you going to pay triple the gas just to get to work? Not only should you take into account what you are going to earn, but also what you may have to spend to fulfill your job. Consider whether you have to move, whether there is public transportation nearby, whether you will be given the materials you need, or even whether you have to buy new clothes in order to adjust to what the new job requires of you.
It is necessary to have a balance between personal life and work life, so you should know if this is a job that is going to demand your attention 24/7, if they respect the schedules and weekends, or if your schedule is flexible, plus it is worth asking if overtime is paid or not.
Beyond money, growth opportunities involve learning, greater responsibilities, or a better position. Of course, not every job is going to lead you to become a CEO, but it also shouldn’t leave you stuck at the same point all your life or for too long. You need to analyze how a job is going to affect your career in the long run.
It is about knowing what the values of the company are, knowing if they align with yours, and can work together to achieve a common goal, which makes you feel good, satisfied, and fulfilled professionally, without sacrificing your principles or ethics.
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