Work-Life 5/28/2015

Malakye Picks: You've Received a Job Offer...Now What?

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Job Offers: How to Maximize and Negotiate Them in Your Favor by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on
Why Read It? Because landing the job isn't the end of the job hunt.

  • Make sure you know if sacrifices have to be made and if you are comfortable with your compensation compared to your trade-offs
  • Know that most companies will initially offer less than it's willing to pay and don't be afraid to show your hiring manager your market value
  • Question how the company/job will align with your short and long term goals

"When we feel like we're valued, we are more committed and willing to do the very best jobs possible - no matter what you decide to accept."


How to Accept a Job Offer (read it on
Why Read It? Because even though you received a job offer, it doesn't mean it's the right job for you.

  • While it is tempting to accept a job offer on the spot, asking the right questions is important for your future
  • Know what is important to you and be sure to bring those things up in conversation with the hiring manager
  • Always read the offer letter thoroughly to be sure there isn't anything you didn't agree to hidden in there

"When you say No to the wrong job, you dodge a bullet. Learning to slam doors (politely!) in your job search is the key to growing your career mojo."

Read This Before Accepting a Job Offer
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6 Things to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer
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