3 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

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By Robin Reshwan

Selecting an ideal employer can be a tricky endeavor. It is easy to judge a company by the friendly interviewers, modern furniture and above-average perks. However, employment satisfaction requires a few more factors that may be challenging to assess. Here are some things to consider before saying "yes" to a job offer:

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First, is the position something you truly want? Of course, there are some roles you take because you need to be employed. For the purpose of this article, let's assume you do not need to take a specific job. Rather, you are looking to upgrade or alter your current role.

Take a little time to ponder what you desire in a career. Consider the tasks and duties you enjoy and make you feel successful when completed. Think about your professional goals, both for the immediate future as well as three to five years down the road. Also, factor in environment, culture, management style and the company's future, as well as other lifestyle priorities, such as work-hour flexibility and commute.