×

Evaluating a job offer


Knowing that you’ve received numerous job offers is flattering and just what you’ve been aiming for as a graduation goal. High salaries, intriguing benefit packages, and fancy titles are tempting you like a free tropical holiday, so how do you choose between these seemingly exceptional jobs?

  • Function:

Ideally you’ll use the skills you developed in business school to produce personal success and company improvement. And hopefully you’ll gain even more skills, either through formal training or on-the-job experiences, to add to your skills bank. Accordingly, make sure your new role is challenging, as nothing leads to career static like a boring job that seems elementary. Take into account if and how the prospective role will evolve and whether you’ll have the opportunity to strengthen the role or even gain access to a higher position from ‘mastering’ the position’s demands.

  • Location:

Choosing a city that has good economic, social, and cultural benefits can be harder than you think. Keep in mind that if you are a consultant or banker you may not have much time for social or extracurricular events in your first year or two after graduation, so you may consider choosing a city you feel won’t be your permanent home, if the career benefits are there. If you feel you will be working long hours, find accommodation near your workplace to avoid long, tiring commutes.

  • Environment:

Good working relationships are key to career success. Try to get a sense of your boss’ work habits and if possible, meet your potential colleagues. Can you see yourself working with these people? Do you think you will enjoy working with them? It does not have to be positive, however if it is negative, perhaps you should reconsider!’

  • Career Prospects:

The importance of creating the right career path: Make this job an excellent stepping stone; look at where you want to get to over the next 3-5 years and your long-term career aims. Put some milestones down so your career path looks manageable and realistically achievable.

  • Company values:

Does the corporate culture reflect your personal and professional values and goals? Do they uphold the highest standards of ethical practice? Is the staff diverse? If you value hard work between the hours of 9 and 5 and the company values 24-hour dedication, you may decide its standards are not in sync with your own. Furthermore, many companies, especially online businesses, encourage team proactivity and a happy working environment.

  • Salary and Benefits:

Make sure to consider company benefits such as bonuses, as what seems like a low salary quite easily could end up being a higher salary than offered for a similar position at a different company. Furthermore, it goes without saying that evaluating purchasing power in the country in which you intend to work is essential. You’d be surprised what a seemingly small amount of money can get you in some countries. And finally, while salary is very important, it shouldn’t be the be-all-end-all of job selection: ‘Always place a financial figure against the development and lifestyle opportunities that are available to you in both jobs.

Top Contributors

Mehran Ali

University Of Management And Technology Umt Lahore

249 Articles

KiranNasir

171 Articles

Farah

79 Articles

M Abid Ayub

Punjab University PU Lahore

57 Articles

Jawairia Chaudary

Punjab University College Of Information Technology Lahore

56 Articles

ALEEM AHMED

Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad

55 Articles

 

Share your comments questions here
Sort By:
X

Sign in

to continue to ilmkidunya.com

inquiry-image

Free Admission Advice

Fill the form. Our admission consultants will call you with admission options.

Online Hazrat Imam Hassan (R.A) In Urdu Quiz

10 Questions
Start Quiz

Most Popular Articles

Role of media in Pakistan
  • Date: 12/May/2012
  • Category: Education
14 August , Independence Day of Pakistan
  • Date: 13/Aug/2014
  • Category: Education
Best and Correct Key Book Math’s Class 9 (PTB)
  • Date: 17/Feb/2016
  • Category: Education
The Great Blessings of the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Date: 10/Jul/2012
  • Category: Education
Students' problems in Pakistan
  • Date: 15/May/2012
  • Category: Education
Punjab Education Ministry Announces The Matric And Inter Final Result Schedules For All Boards Of Education
  • Date: 23/Sep/2021
  • Category: Education
Major Problems Facing Pakistan Today
  • Date: 28/Oct/2014
  • Category: Education
Allama Iqbal and Ideology of Pakistan
  • Date: 02/Nov/2015
  • Category: Education
X

Sign in

to continue to ilmkidunya.com

X

Sign in

to continue to ilmkidunya.com

X

Forgot Password

to continue to ilmkidunya.com

X

Register Type

Please Provide following information to Register

  • Student
  • Tutor
  • Consultant
  • Employer