Recently I’ve been interviewing with a company that is offering a great job for me. I started with a phone interview, then an interview with the woman that would be my boss, and finally a group interview with her whole team. I’ve researched the company and practiced my interview skills and I felt very good about the interviews. Finally, the call came that I’ve been working for since May. I got the job offer!
It was perfect; a good starting job, a great company, and fantastic co-workers! Now comes the meeting where I decide whether I want to take the offer or not. Here are some things I’m considering before I agree to the position: are the pay and benefits reasonable?
Being a college graduate and coming from all part-time jobs, just about any offer sounds reasonable to me but a wise friend reminded me to make sure the offer really is fair and don’t be afraid to talk it over with your parents or someone you trust before you agree.
Another thing I’m considering before I say yes is “is this really what I want to do?”
Again, being a college graduate it’s easy to say yes to the first job offer you receive but that’s not always the best idea. You have to find a balance between doing something you want to do and not finding a job and living with your parents for years.
Is this job my dream job? No, not exactly but my dream job requires some experience first and this job is something that I can do with my major and will be happy while doing it. So, by my next blog, I might just be an employed (soon-to-be) college graduate!