The graduate has received his or first job offer congratulations! After all, that was the objective all the time, to get the offer of employment. However, the prospective employee will be really excited by this and rightly so. But once the initial excitement has cooled this new employee needs to take time to evaluate what the job offer is.
Job searching can be tough. There are a lot of jobs out there and it seems like employers want people to be perfect. That isn’t the case, you just need to think about the entire process the way they do. Here are just a few tips to help you to think about employment in a way that gets you a great job.
As they may have been applying for a number of positions, they need to consider where they are with regards to the other offers. The key point is to never jump in and accept the first offer that comes their way. If they go back to the time when applying to the University or College of their choice, the advice given then was to wait until they received all offers from the colleges.
The first offer may not be for their preferred university or college. Accepting a job offer should follow the same process. Wait until they have received all the offers that they have applied for. Now, obviously there is a proviso regard the latter. If the job offer they receive is their first choice and meets all their criteria as regards salary and job satisfaction, then the person should not wait too long. However, even if it appears to be their ideal job offer then it is professional to ask for time to consider the latter.
Once they have managed to buy a bit of time, they should scrutinise the offer with a fine tooth comb with the intention of asking further questions. It is suggested that the successful applicant takes a blank piece of paper and writes down all the benefits of the company offering the position. What did the applicant want in terms of the job role, location of work, the salary, etc?
If your interview is in a location that you are not familiar with, make sure that you plan out your route in advance. There is enough stress that you will be under already, as you should know exactly where you are going to avoid any problems on the day of the interview.
Make certain that you bring a list of your references with you on the day of the interview if you did not already list them on your resume. This list will help the interviewer get an idea of the person you are, as your references should include names and telephone numbers for follow-up.
How closely does the offer match their requirements? If they are unsure, then devise a set of questions to clarify the position. Be positive all the time making sure that they indicate all the time that they are interested in the job but just want to clarify the specific role for the benefit of both parties. After they are satisfied the role and company meets their requirements they can accept the offer.
If you want a good job, you need to navigate through a sometimes-unfriendly process. However, now that you have read this article you have the tools you need to really take control. Use the tips to start making your resume better and to start having interviews that result in your getting hired.