JOB SEARCH MAGAZINE

Often times, during the investigations mentioned just above, one may discover that the company making a job offer has a bad or questionable reputation regarding some (or many) aspects of their business. Could be they treat their employees well – on the surface – but you discover their healthcare coverage elicits unusually high premiums to be paid by employees, thusly reducing actual spendable income, as compared to the employment dollar offer tendered. Maybe the quality of their product or service is in question. Or they are known for heavy-handed marketing techniques. Ask around. Seek conversations with current employees beyond those with which you interview. Talk to recruiters about it; maybe even competing firms. Seek out inside comments on the behaviors of the business oferty pracy.

This next job offer issue is a more private issue, one each job candidate must face when an elevated income arrives along with their fresh, new job offer. Facts and long history confirm that too many job-seekers accept job offers primarily for the money. “Show me the money,” is a popular phrase. But when that higher salary brings with it a job that doesn’t move an employee ahead in their career, or when that job is essentially a case of under-employment, one without challenge, even boring, then the likelihood of the new employee finding themselves disenchanted, dissatisfied, just months later – the money takes on a tone of unimportance. Recruiter statistics confirm that nearly 50% of under-employed workers leave their jobs.

And when such a job, as described immediately above, includes long, arduous, unending hours of labor, weekends away from home, greatly limited vacation-time (even when those days are supposedly available for use, but never accessed due to unending labor requirement) or near-constant work-related reports, follow-up, phone calls, text-messages, emails, etc… That’s when one’s quality-of-life is in the trash-bin. Trading one’s sense of accomplishment and job-satisfaction for constant employment related labor is usually a recipe for physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. Typically, after only months, or a year or two of such activity, the resume is dusted off and updated and the whole job search process begins again.

Take heed to the scenarios above, that they do not throw up road blocks to your long-term career goals and employment needs. A job offer should bring both the employer and the employee the things they each require to thrive. When it does not, or when other issues, such as those mentioned above, cloud the decision-making process of an informed job seeker – think twice before accepting a job offer.

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