This the Job for You?
Stefanie Spikell, The William Shakespeare of Resume
do you know if the job offer you get is the one you should take?
There are so many criteria for deciding and every
situation is unique.
The following are some ways for you to find out if the
job is the right one for you.
– Know what you can’t live without.
minimum salary requirement – will this job give you at least a
Is it more important to you to get the right job even if
the salary is not as good?
Determine this before you begin your job search.
requirements – are you willing to travel or do you not want
this added responsibility.
Be sure you are clear with yourself on this matter and do
not even apply for jobs that don’t meet your requirement.
– will you move to another city or country to take the job?
What will be the strain on you or your family?
Are you willing to make this sacrifice or do you view it
as an exciting prospect?
Knowing this about yourself will tell you a lot about the
type of work you should apply for.
benefits are a must – pick from this list:
plan – for you and dependents?
commute vs. long commute
care on premises
leave/elder care leave
holidays, sick pay,
and relocation package
– be clear about how important the job is for you.
If you have been out of work for awhile, the job may look
even better than it might have when you were still working.
Knowing your own needs for the immediate future will help you
determine if this is a “go” or “no go” for.
- make a final decision based on all aspects of the job.
Compare and evaluate the compensation, general benefits,
basic requirements and distances for commuting or relocation.
All these factors are important in your future success if
you take the job.
Stefanie Spikell, owner of two
Expert Resumes and
Clear Communications Business Consulting
is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and
resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing
communications departments for major engineering firms, taught
at the university level, published hundreds of business-related
reports and articles, and written thousands of winning resumes.