The Evaluation Process of the Job Offers

You can receive job offers from institutions as a result of your interview.

Things you should to when evaluating your offers  

Evaluating your salary and your interview

Do a research about the job before going to the interview on the job you have been offered. Learning about the salaries, bonuses, and overtimes of the employees working in the same position as you will with the same qualifications as you will benefit you during your salary meeting. This way you can decide whether the salary offered to you is adequate and fulfilling you expectations.

The job offering employer’s objective is to provide the company with the working power it needs with an appropriate salary and to employ someone that will benefit them while your objective is to start working in a company where you can contribute with your talents. For this reason, adopt the Win/Win doctrine.

Don’t bargain bringing the salary issue on the table on the first stage of the interview. Try to leave the subject to the final stages. Talk about the salary issue when a certainty is plausible on your employment. Salary shouldn’t be your primary issue. You should infuse the idea that your main objective is the contribution you can make to the company. State that you’re happy to have received the job offer.

Employers will bargain just to test your bargaining talents and behaviour or for some other reasons. They will be very experienced and intellectual. Thus, be agreeable and respectful. Present yourself in a correct style and be persuasive.

You should prepare yourself for this meeting just as you did for the job interview.

Evaluating the Job Offer

Much has to be researched, thought on and evaluated when a job offer is received. It’s not easy to decide at this stage. Other issues beside salary should be evaluated.

First of all you should understand the type of job offered to you. You should learn about opportunities, the working environment and place, who your superiors and subordinates are, the existence of any orientation programs and whether you can attend them. When evaluating job offers, you should also consider the company’s place and recognition in the business world, your strong and weak points, your principles which shape your actions and your points of interest.

You should understand whether the job offered to you and the job itself is the same. You should learn your responsibilities and how your job will contribute to your improvement and if it fits your points of interest.

You should research about the company’s operation and objectives, individual objectives, whether internal and external training is implemented for the personal development of the employees, and whether training opportunity for you to follow new developments in your subject area and develop will be provided.

The working environment, the company culture and values, and their approach to their employees are other factors to be considered when accepting the job offer. The company culture and philosophy should be in accordance with your personal style and values for you feel more comfortable and happy in your work environment.

It will be beneficiary for you to know your superiors and co-workers when you start your job. You should observe while being shown your working environment whether your superior will get involved with your personal professional development, whether you can be in harmony with your co-workers and whether you can work pleasantly and feel comfortably with them.

You should decide considering which job will let you achieve your future objectives. The company supporting professional development and the increase in your duties and responsibilities in time are other factors when deciding whether to accept or not.

Accepting or Not Accepting the Job Offer

You can receive various job offers during your job search process. You don’t have to accept working for the first job offering company. You can continue the process and attend interviews. However, if you decide to accept or decline a company’s job offer, you should inform the employers of your decision in spoken or written manor. You should cancel forcoming interviews.

-  After accepting an offer, you should recall your applications to other job offers, stating to them not to evaluate your candidacy since you are no longer available  

-  You should inform the career services and web pages you had sent your CV to, and ask them to stop sending your information to companies advertising vacant jobs.

- If a situation preventing you from starting the job such as a serious illness, marriage etc presents itself, you should inform the company the offer of which you have accepted. If you have received a payment after signing a contract, you should reimburse..

Source : Penn State Unıversty Career Guide

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