To know if a job is the right fit for you, learn how to evaluate the offer against your needs and wants. Christine coaches you through the process by asking a series of important questions. Answer these questions to evaluate if the offer is a good career move based on your priorities and values. Think about pros and cons of the job offer in terms of what you might be gaining or losing.s
- You've just received an offer and had time…to review the details, but how do you know…if this is the right job for you?…Starting a new job at a new company or department…is a big decision.…At first an offer might look good.…You may be excited about the pay, the title,…or even the company itself.…But at this stage in the process, it's time to ask yourself,…is this job the right fit for me?…If I take it, what am I gaining and what might I be losing?…Do these things align to my must-haves…or the things I believe are the driving factors…for me to make a job change?…If it doesn't a hundred percent,…what am I willing to trade off or give up?…For example, if you value stability and security,…a good offer for you would have a competitive base pay,…strong fringe benefits, and a potential bonus opportunity.…
An offer weighted heavily on equity or stock options…may not meet this need if you're taking a reduction…in base pay.…I'm going to share with you the questions…that I ask people I'm coaching through the job offer process…
- Analyze a position and salary range.
- Define what you want from a new position.
- Evaluate a job offer.
- Identify tactics and myths for negotiating salary.
- Prepare for negotiating in special situations.
- Assess the best way to give notice at your old job.