Many industries took a hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, but many others also showed resilience, including the IT industry. If amid the pandemic, you have received a job offer, then congratulations, for you are among the few lucky ones with skills that are high in demand, as millions of others file for unemployment benefits across the United States.
While you should be excited, you should not make a hasty decision. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you deduce whether the job is right for you or not.
What Does the Job Package Contain?
The job package is an important consideration as it contains details about your basic salary and other potential benefits, which are often the number one consideration for job seekers. Benefits include insurance packages, transport allowances, paid leaves, free meals, sick leaves, child care, disability insurance, retirement and pension plans, etc.
Benefits are part of an employment package to create a competitive package for an employee. You can use your experience and skills to negotiate a better compensation package as well. These non-cash benefits offer a sense of financial security that is crucial for an employee’s peace of mind, especially if they hold a very stressful position.
What are Growth Prospects?
Every job you take should be beneficial for your career, and a job that does not provide growth opportunities should never be a consideration. A dead-end job can be highly unrewarding, which, in turn, lowers an employee’s productivity rate. Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary employment, look for jobs that challenge you, and help you develop a varied skill set. Each job and each project you work on should be another feather in your cap and not just another designation or project.
Do the Job Requirements Interest and Challenge You?
Pay extra attention to your gut when reading a job description. We understand this sounds silly, but your gut knows what interests you and what doesn’t. If you don’t get excited about reading the job requirements and responsibilities, this isn’t the job for you. It may sound silly, but you should have a Eureka moment where you feel like yes, this is what I’ve been searching for.
There will be plenty of opportunities in life where you may need to play safe, but do not do so when job hunting. If the job seems tough and challenging, take it for it will also feel equally rewarding and will do wonders for your career.
What is Company Culture Like?
This is perhaps the most important question for you need to be comfortable working in the organization to excel professionally. If you desire creative liberty, make sure the organization respects and provides that before you take up an offer. If you value a collaborative and friendly environment, ensure the company offers it. Long story short, double-check to determine whether you want to work in this organization or not.
Consult a Staffing Professional
You have all the right to be selective, but you should also be smart about the selection process. To avoid making a hasty and emotional decision, we suggest you sit down with a professional recruiter and obtain some career insights. Sometimes, a job you may think is not right for you may do wonders for your career, especially in the IT industry.
Still on the fence about that job offer? Reach out to us! At New England Staffing, our goal is to ensure we connect the right candidates with the right employers in New England. Our years of IT staffing experience make us the best in the industry. We can help you find a job that is perfect for you and helps you accomplish your goals.