An interview is a two-way street. Before you rush to accept that job offer, have you made sure that the company is a right fit for you and your needs?
When applying for a job, it’s easy to get caught up with the worry about performing well in the interview. Then, when the job offer lands on the table, it’s hard to resist the temptation to accept it right away.
Here are ten questions you should definitely know the answer to before deciding whether or not to accept that job offer:
1. What is the company culture?
If you’re going to be spending around 40 hours a week at this place, you need to know whether or not you’re going to enjoy the company culture.
2. What are your company ethics and values?
You need to make sure you are comfortable with their business practices if you would like to feel fulfilled and have a clear conscience.
3. How do you foster a happy working environment?
Regular breaks, flexible working hours, and open communication are all factors to consider.
4. How can I progress within the business?
Not everyone wants to be boss, but you need to understand how you can progress or be promoted if that’s your aim.
5. Is training and development available?
This includes training for the role you are applying for as well as ongoing learning and development.
6. What will my salary be and is there a bonus scheme?
The salary must be competitive and worth your time. Bonus schemes should be achievable.
7. How are employees’ voices heard?
Are employees’ views and ideas respected? Or is it only management that gets a say?
8. What is the staff turnover rate, especially for this role?
High staff turnover, particularly for the role you are applying for is a huge red flag.
9. How will I be supported?
Who is going to settle you into your role and how are they going to do it?
10. What are the people like?
Ask for a tour of the office. You will be able to gauge the atmosphere and see how friendly people seem when walking around.
You might be spending a lot of your time at work, so you might as well enjoy it. By asking these questions, you can ensure that the job you go for is the right fit for you in all aspects.