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How to Evaluate a Job Offer

How to Evaluate a Job Offer
  • Know Your Value

If you’ve been job searching for some time, any job offer might look pretty amazing to you right about now. The thing is, not all companies pay the same for similar job titles. Check out what the present rate is for your job this can give you a good idea if the offer on the table is worth accepting.

  • Consider What Will You Learn

Consider what you’ll be doing, day in and day out, and then decide if this would make you happy. Remember, you’re ideally accepting a job offer so that you can stay and grow with the company. If those opportunities don’t exist, the job offer might not be worth your while.

  • Cost of Living

Cost of living should always be taking into account and while you’re calculating too. Living somewhere like Abuja and Lagos have a high-cost index so, make sure your new salary covers your expenses this should inform your decision to either accept or reject the job offer

  • Consider the transport cost

Most people due to the excitement of finding a new job do not mostly consider their cost of transport which later become a huge burden them, there is always a chance you’ll be facing commuting traffic at some point in the future. Be sure to map out how long your commute could be and whether this is something that would work for you.

  • Confirm the present state of the company

Do thorough research and make sure that the company is in a healthy position. This is important when evaluating a job offer during any times–but especially during an economic downturn. You can check out for any financial red flags you might need to worry about if your fears re confirm it would be wise to take a pass

 

  • Figure Out What Matters Most

While earnings undoubtedly play a big role in whether or not to accept a position, money does not always guarantee job satisfaction. Perhaps you’d be willing to accept less to join a workplace that affect your personality or deeply held values.

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