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Questions You Should Ask Before You Accept a Job Offer

Today we are going to talk about questions you should be asking before you accept a job offer. You might be thinking questions? What type of questions? It’s important to fully understand and grasp the new role and everything that is involved.

So, you applied, you got the interview, and now you got the job! Congratulations! For some people, interviews are extremely intimidating and nerve-wracking.  You had that list have questions you made to make sure you asked, but then you got to the interview and your mind went blank and you didn’t ask any of those questions. Don’t stress- you can still ask the questions now!

First round of questions you might want to ask are pertaining to the role or job position itself.

  1. What are the day to day responsibilities for this position?
  2. How did this position originally become available?
  3. What are the expectations for this position in the first 12 months?
  4. When do I start?

By asking these questions, it will give you a better understanding of the expectations and workload you’ll be facing once you start.

Another set of questions you might want to ask is anything regarding your team members.

  1. Who will I be reporting to?
  2. Who will I be working with more closely?
  3. What are the challenges for this department?
  4. Who can I reach out to for guidance?

You always want to have an idea of what your fellow coworkers will be like. By knowing the challenges, you might better understand why your coworkers seem frustrated. You want to know who you’re reporting to and who you’ll be working closely with so you can start building that relationship right away.

This next set of questions deems to be some of the more challenging and uncomfortable questions to ask for some- Salary!

  1. Is salary negotiable? (wiggle room for increase)
  2. What are the benefits that are included in your package?
  3. Is there room for growth?
  4. Do you conduct performance reviews? If yes, what is your process?
  5. What amount of sick/personal days do I receive?
  6. What amount of paid vacation do I receive? Can it carry over if it is not used?
  7. What are the work hours? Are they flexible?

Just remember, you’re not doing anything wrong by asking these questions. If anything, by asking these insightful questions it shows your employer that you care, that you’re ready, and that hopefully you will succeed!