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Got a Job Offer? Here are 5 Things You Need Do First

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Getting a Job OfferGood job on writing the perfect cover letter and resume and getting yourself an interview... and congratulations for a job well done on getting a job offer! But don’t celebrate yet, because there are still things left to do.

Get the offer in writing – During the interview, everything was going great. You were hearing all of the things you want to hear. However, unless you get those promises in writing, you might not get what you were expecting.

It’s time to get everything out – There were some things that you weren’t able to ask during the interview. Before you accept the job offer, you need to make sure that any burning questions or issues get cleared up. You want to know everything before committing yourself to something for the long term.

Negotiate – Salary is always the biggest part of the hiring process. There is no reason for you to work for a company that doesn’t pay you what you deserve. If the salary in the offer isn’t exactly what you were looking for, it’s time to use your negotiating skills to get a better deal.

Take time to think it over – Getting an offer is great, as it’s the last step toward the ultimate goal of every job seeker. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t get too caught up in the excitement of it all. You still have to think this through with a clear mind in order to make sure that the offer you’re getting is what you really want.

What is your gut telling you? – Your gut feeling is sometimes your best guide in life. There will be times when you’ll know on an instinctive level whether something is right or not. You don’t always need to follow what your gut is telling you; you just need to take it into account in your decision making.

Getting a job offer is one of the most exciting and stressful parts of any job search—exciting because your search is almost over, and stressful because you still need to negotiate something that’s fair. Whatever the case may be, you need to think things through before you finally accept an offer.

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