Evaluating Job Opportunities
One of the most difficult problems job seekers face is evaluating specific job offers in the context of both short and long-term goals. While most evaluations are subjective it is useful to develop some criteria for purposes of comparison.
Below are several factors that should be considered prior to accepting a position.
Will I enjoy doing this type of work - does it look like it will be fun?
Do I like the people: peers, superiors, and subordinates? Would I feel comfortable with them on both a professional and social level?
Are the environment and working conditions comfortable?
Does the position give me an opportunity to use all my skills - will I be challenged?
Am I comfortable with the management philosophy and style?
Does it meet my income expectations?
How soon will I be promoted - to what position?
Is the company poised for growth - what is its position in the industry?
Will I gain new skills to enhance my marketability for my next move?
Is the location acceptable?
Will I be required to relocate or travel?
Does the position provide visibility within the organization - within the industry?
Does it have the prestige level I seek - is my title acceptable?