Financial, emotional, and physical well-being are important when considering a new job offer. Studies indicate money isn’t everything in terms of job satisfaction.1 In fact, an extensive 2014 survey, polling over 200,000 people worldwide, showed that an “attractive fixed salary” was only number 8 on a list of top 10 factors people value in a job.2
Aside from salary, make an informed decision by considering the perks, pros, and cons of all aspects of the job before committing, and don’t lose sight of the biggest picture of all – your personal growth and long-term security.
Ask the following questions to help you evaluate when considering a job offer.
Before accepting any job, it’s important to get the full picture of where you’ll be working – you’ll likely be spending a lot of time there. It’s also important to get a feel for what type of employer you’ll be working for before you accept, so you can weigh how it will affect your overall well-being.
1,2,5 Jacob Morgan, “The Top Ten Factors For On-The-Job Employee Happiness,” Forbes.com Dec. 15, 2014
6 Mayo Clinic Staff, “Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control,” July 2016
7Adam Grant, “The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job,” Dec.19, 2015