Accepting a job offer can be an exciting part of the job hunt process. But it can also be scary! As recruiters, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are placing you with a company that fits all parties. Upon our initial interview, we will ask specific questions to understand what is important to you in your next role. Asking questions such as; salary expectations, long term goals, how far would you travel to work, previous frustrations of past jobs and other such questions will give us a broad idea of what is important to you.
We use this information to match you with a company and job role to align with your career goals. We believe that it is essential for us to get to know our candidate's as this will allow a seamless and easy transition into accepting a job offer.
We have put together a list of things to consider when you are next in a position to accept a job offer.
What's important – You need to evaluate what is important to you and what you are not willing to accept if presented with a letter of offer. If you were able to secure three out of the four things you wanted in a new role, would you pass up the job offer knowing you would be able to achieve the fourth in due time?
Remember super – When talking about salary package, make sure you understand if the salary you are offered or are requesting includes things like superannuation or even allowances.
Do your research – Do your research when it comes to your wage. Remember that NSW Fair Trading have legislations in place for those candidates entering into the Real Estate industry. Job boards are also great to assist with research but make sure you consider the level of experience required for each salary as this is easily overlooked.
Trust – Recruiters see numerous jobs and candidates daily. They are up to speed with what is realistic when it comes to stepping up, increasing your salary, training, bonuses, and so much more. Take our advice and insight and use it to benefit your career, even if it's not always what you want to hear.
Negotiation - Timing is everything when negotiating an offer. Throughout the entire interview process, the consultant and hiring manager will likely have a note of what you are seeking. These notes will help formulate an offer. Attempting to counter offer and negotiate salary can backfire if your entire interview was spent telling the interviewer training is more important than salary. It is ok to discuss your offer and question it but also reflect on the information you have shared throughout the process so you do not lose credibility or the offer.