JOB HUNT / 04 June 2019
Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer
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Jeff Smith

Millennials are known for job-hopping, but is it true? The telling factor may have to do with jobs not matching their goals and interests, making a different job seem more attractive. Since 43% of millennials plan to leave their job within the next two years, it’s critical that they know how to evaluate a job offer to make sure it’s the best fit. From salary to office culture, job seekers need to analyze all aspects of the offer letter to determine if they should accept or decline. 

This infographic from Self Lender highlights millennial job seeker stats and 14 things people need to consider before signing their job offer. It also discusses some benefits like work from home flexibility that may not be in the benefits package but may be up for negotiation. 

Ultimately, job satisfaction depends on how well your skills and goals align with the position. Although it may be tough to decode before accepting the offer, ask the employer questions to get a better idea of the responsibilities and opportunities. Starting a new job is a big life event so it’s important to know that you have all the information to make the best decision. 

Jeff Smith is the Vice President of SEO at Self Lender, an organization that helps thousands of people begin their financial journey with a credit builder account. He also serves as Editor of the Self Lender blog. Jeff has more than 14 years of experience in marketing and product management teams in high-growth companies and was previously a newspaper editor.