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Factors You Should Consider Before Signing a Job Offer

Updated : June 11th, 2019

Receiving a job offer is often thrilling. Whether it’s your first job offer as a college graduate or one after a brief break in the career, signing a offer letter is one of the most cherished moments in life. We often tend to accept and sign the job contract without much scrutiny, focussing merely on the monetary aspect. One must understand the fact that it’s not only money that we work for. Most of us are focussed on other facets of a job such as career growth, domain expertise, reputation of the company and so on. The job offer should be in sync with both personal and professional aspirations.

Therefore, do not blindly sign the offer letter. Take some time and ask yourself questions on multiple fronts before accepting it. Remember, a job is a long time commitment that we make. Weigh it to explore the various pros and cons and sign if you are completely satisfied. We’ve collated a list of some of the most intriguing questions you must ask yourself before starting a new job.

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Job Profile & Designation

Study the job profile and ask yourself if it syncs with your aspirations. You may have given the interview in haste owing to various personal factors and not really found the time to get into the nitty gritties of it. Before signing the job offer, be convinced about your job role, the place of work, shift timings, nature of job and so on. Also ensure that the designation is on par with your previous job.

In Proportionate with Personal Goals

Ask yourself plenty of questions in this regard. Did you decide to take up the job for money or for the exposure it gives you? Does it match the educational qualification and skills? Will it help you in achieving the short term and long term career goals? A series of such questions should arise before accepting the offer. Remember, a job is a long time commitment which may hamper your personal goals in a longer run. You may be end up being trapped in a skill that you had only planned to stick onto for a brief period.

Monetary Compensation

No matter how much you hate to disagree, we all work for money at the end of day. Weigh the compensation offered against your financial commitments and goals. Ensure it covers the living expenses and also helps you save for the future. If you’re not contented with the compensation and perks, go ahead and negotiate with the company. Most of them do consider revising the salary to an extent.

Work Life Balance

21st century has given rise to a global employee whose work is no longer confined to office space alone. With rapid progression in technology and increased penetration of mobile devices into our lives, people are finding it difficult to balance work and personal life. Job roles are increasingly becoming dynamic and are often fuelled by long work hours, due diligence that tends to eat up personal space. In order to avoid heartburn in the future, underline the key facets of your job to check if  it will affect your personal and family life to a great extent.

If you’re in the midst of finding employment after being laid off due to involuntary reasons from the previous one, apply for Unemployment Insurance in your state that guarantees weekly monetary compensation for up to 26 weeks on the basis of eligibility.

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  1. I work for a church pre school program and I have lost my job due to coronavirus. When I applied for unemployment in Texas it says that two does not except this employer as my last employer. I’ve been working there for 13 years. What do I do?

  2. Chad ….. how do I get thru when it wont accept my ID or my password. I change it 5 times and it still wont work. Calling is not working at any time when I spend and whole day calling back to back to get thru. why don’t they just help or force the employers ( company) to place they claims in for their workers like GM did……I NEED HELP…PLEASE.

    1. Chad,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  3. i live in ga…all the day cares have shut down my wife and i have full time jobs,,,but i have to leave my company which i have been there for over two years,to take care of our child….can i still collect unemployment…this covid virus is why i have to leave my job…

    1. Gary,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  4. are you kidding me my son lost his job on 10/17/2020 hes mentally challenged and cant file on his own because he doesn’t know how so I started going to sites trying to file for him and the residence inn Marriott promised to help him and have done zip . ive tried 10 different sites and I keep getting dropped wen I complete forms and push submit. 12 days now n still cant file a claim.

    1. Martin,

      There’s only one website you should be trying from. Please let us know your state and we’ll share the website information.

  5. I have submitted my forms EXACTLY as I was instructed too on line. Even though I have filled out the paperwork correctly I keep getting emails asking for me to fill out the form that I have done multiple times already. Remuneration – Claimant Questionnaire is the issue. I got online and requested a phone call. 3 days ago. I just need to know that you guys received everything and I don’t owe any more information.
    Nobody answers the 617-626-6800 number. Just get directed to the internet. Well, you can’t speak with the internet. I am getting mixed messages and I fret that this will delay any benefits.
    Could someone please give me a call.

    1. James,

      Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. This is a private forum and we’ll not be able to arrange a callback.

  6. I work for a church that has grown it’s congregation over almost 40 years and we now have 26 mostly full time employees, most being here many years. Will our employees be able to file and receive benefits since we are an EXEMPT from paying unemployment industry? State of Florida

  7. My unemployment benefits ran out 3/1/2020 am I able to file for extended benefits ? I live in California and am 62 years old.

    1. Ariana,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

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