Top 10 Things To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

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Accepting a job offer is not easy.  Job hunts in India are like a creeping tiger crawling up on a sleeping prey. People are ready to catch any opportunity and take up any challenge for any job offers. Choosing your job blindfolded is not feasible at all times.

Before accepting a job offer “Think twice before you leap”. Think out of box when considering your job choice. But all times the outstanding factor is:

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

Here are the top 10 factors for people in India when making the very important decision of accepting a job offer:

1. Salary And Compensation

I can be offered the CEO post in a company. But CEO doesn’t mean that I can blindly choose it. I have to check with the salary package. Salary and compensation is one of the critical factor to be considered before accepting a job offer and of course at the time of choosing a job. Your pay is one of the deciding factor for your social economic status in the society. So, while opting for a job one should check if the salary that one is paid is more than sufficient. You should receive a package that you should deserve for the post.

2. Location

Your job preference is influenced by many factors like family, parents, environment, friends, peers and your choice as well. The location of your company is very important at the time of accepting a job offer. It should be situated in a place which is accessible and can be reached with minimal cost and easy modes of transport.  If it is located in a deserted area, where there are less basic amenities then your normal life is affected. So make a wise decision while accepting a job offer that best suits for you.

3. Stress Less And Better Work Life Balance

There is no substitute for hard work. The ultimate purpose of your life is to be happy. So, if you run behind a job that pays you well and position, you will forget what you actually want. You will lose your destination. So, always be cautious in accepting a job offer and prefer a job that will help you balance your life and work. Thus when you are able to handle work and family, your life will be hassle free.

4. Suited For Your Skillset

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To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal. If the job suits your skillset, then it becomes clear that you could contribute more. If the job that you consider matches with your skillset, then succeeding in that job becomes easy. When you possess a skill, exhibiting it is no way hard.  So while accepting a job offer, check if it suits your skillset.

5. Challenging Work

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. Remember that if your work does not have any challenges, then your life would become monotonous. This would ultimately make you bored. Consequence of your boredom will be directly affect your work output. Always make it a point to choose a work before accepting a job offer that would keep you busy and creative by challenging you each day.

6. Opportunities for Advancement

One cannot stay in the same post for long. There should be growth in your career graph. Before accepting a job offer, do not miss to check if your job offers opportunities for advancement. If you feel that the job that you target will produce a flat phase in your career, then think! Because, only if there is a steep curve in your growth tracker, you could contribute to your fullest.

7. Increased Job Security

If you are in search of the job and if you have many family commitments, then the definite factor to be considered is job security. Validate if the job that you chase has more job security and then pursue.

8. Influential Role

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.

While checking job opportunities you are never to miss on the role you are chasing for.

You should opt the designation that is designed for you. Your desire and your role should go hand in hand for you to carry out your duty well. So accepting a job offer plays a crucial role in deciding whom you are.!

9. Culture

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Work culture is one of the major factors in choosing your job. This current Gen does not gives its fullest if they feel they are being controlled. Flexibility in work hours is a definite must. Realizing this many companies have now started facilitating their employees with “work at home” feature. Thus while accepting a job offer just check if you are given the freedom to work when you want to and where you want to. This does not signify that you can do whatever you want. Given a task, it has to be completed in the given time at any cost!

Project parties, team outings, cultural events should be organized by the company. These events will rejuvenate and motivate the employees. Engaging in company events is a part of ethics.

10. Reputation of a company

One of the most important factor that one should consider is the reputation of the company. If the company is renowned, then you can confidently make your entry. Else you should browse the standards and the history of the organization before accepting a job offer. The company in which you work will indirectly rate your career and work experience.

 

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