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To accept or not to accept?

The interviews are over and you have been offered the job – great! At this stage it’s easy to get carried away in the euphoria but you need to keep a clear head. Think carefully about how well the position and the new company meet your current and future needs and aspirations.

There are 2 main points to consider:

1. Does the new position match your career objectives?

When considering this, some of the following factors may be helpful:

  • Key responsibilities and aspects of the role
  • Range and variety of the work
  • Transferability of your skills and experience
  • Salary
  • Level of the new position
  • Working hours
  • Benefits and holidays
  • Location
  • New colleagues, particularly your new manager
  • Long term potential to develop your career
  • The company's brand, reputation and status
  • New company culture
  • Stability of the industry and the company
  • Training and development opportunities

2. Is there any extra information about the offer required to help you make a decision?

Whilst it is not possible to have 100% clear picture about your new company until you have joined and settled in, it’s normal and reasonable for applicants who are under offer to have additional questions. Try calling one of the interviewers or ask your recruitment consultant to field some extra questions.

Once you’ve made your decision you must let the company know within the time limit they’ve given. If the offer was made verbally and you’ve accepted verbally, it’s essential you receive the full offer in writing as soon as possible. You will then need to respond to this letter in writing within the time limits stated.

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