Congratulations—you got a job offer! You are thrilled – so are all your friends and family –but you must take time to evaluate whether it’s going to be the right fit for you.
We know, you’ve probably been looking for a job for a long time and asking you to slow down is not what you want to hear right now. But, remember that it might be the place you’ll be going to be for a while. Don’t ever feel guilty about refusing a job offer as soon as you do it for the right reasons. At the end of the day, employers want their employees to be happy in their role for the sake of the company as much as you want to be happy and fulfilled in your position.
Here are the steps to follow to check how to know if a recruitment job is the right move for you.
Step 1: Trust Yourself
We can’t stress enough the importance of trusting your gut. Remember what your initial reaction to the offer and the job itself was. Don’t dismiss concerns as insignificant as you think they are.
Step 2: Ask yourself the big 5 questions
To get said job offer you must have asked yourself “Should I be a recruiter?” already. So, you’re in the right place. But that’s not the only question you should ask yourself. Understanding your role is paramount as a recruiter, so have a look at the questions below and if you answer yes to those, then see you at the next step.
1. Do I have a solid understanding of the work I’ll be doing every day?
2. Am I capable of being a translator of people’s needs and desires?
3. Do I enjoy wearing many hats?
4. Am I ready to have “Ups and Downs” weeks?
5. Am I organised, proactive and self-motivated?
Step 3: Remember your goals
It’s essential not to lose sight of your short- and long-term professional goals. How does this current job offer measure up in terms of opportunity to accomplish these goals? Research potential opportunities and consider if the role can lay a solid foundation for your career, or if it’s simply a job.
Step 5: Assess the offer
The last step consists of evaluating the most important components of the offer, starting with the salary and benefits package. Even if the money offered is enough for you to live on, you need to figure out if it’s an amount worthy of your knowledge and skills and whether it’s in line with the local market.
Check the company culture and co-workers as well as your supervisor to-be. The latter can make or break a position, so be sure that you’re comfortable with the person.
Finally, weigh the location, flexibility, vacation, and other perks in your decision.
What if you don’t have all the answers?
Well, be bold and ask. Anything you wonder about the position, contact the company, set up a meeting with your future teammates or boss to get to know them. Ask family or friends for advice too.