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
Level of the new position
Benefits and holidays
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.
Our survey showed that despite 60% of respondents stating that they are dissatisfied their remuneration packages, the main reason people gave for moving on from their employer was for career development (19%). Additionally, 6% of respondents reported that they chose to take the same position at a different company because there was more scope for growth in comparison to their previous employer. Interestingly, only 8% of respondents said that being offered a higher salary was their primary mot... Read more.