Congratulations on receiving an offer! Don’t rush back with an answer right away. Thank the company for the offer and find out when they need a response. Take time to evaluate the job offer and consider these important factors:
- Geographic location of office
- Access to public transportation
- Health insurance benefits
- Vacation and sick leave
- Size of organization
- Company culture
- Promotion opportunities or career path options
- Travel opportunities
- Salary offered
Accepting Job Offers and Continuing to Job Seek
It is in poor professional form to continue to job search after a job offer has been accepted. Employers take a harsh view of a student who accepts a position and later declines. This is called “reneging.”
Acceptance of a job offer constitutes ceasing all job searching activities including further resume submission, interviewing, etc. If you are not prepared to go to work for the company that makes a job offer, respectfully decline the offer in a timely manner and continue job searching.
Human Sciences Career Services is happy to advise students as it relates to issues of job searching, negotiation, and accepting/declining offers. Talk with us about your options.