Questions To Ask Before You Say Yes!

As exciting as it is to be offered the job you have applied and interviewed for, don’t always jump to say ‘Yes’ straight away. At Debbie Burbage Recruitment we want you to be 100% sure of your decision before signing any form of contract with a new employer. The job market is a competitive one so make sure that you have got the best deal possible and that you have researched into similar positions in other companies to make sure that you are being given what you want in the job role. We have put together 5 key questions you need to ask yourself or the employer before you sign the dotted line and step into your new career.

If there are some questions that you cannot answer without going back then you can always suggest to your potential employer that you would like another meeting to discuss your decision and this is where you can always negotiate your job offer and the benefits you could receive.

1. Is the Salary Fair?

You will have an idea of the type of salary you wish to be on and in doing some research you will be able to find out whether or not the salary that you have been offered is fair. Research what other companies offer for a similar job role and you will know whether or not you could always negotiate more or suggest that after 3 months of employment could you review your salary.

2. What are the Benefits?

‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’ is the saying so find out what benefits are included with your job role. Such benefits could be anything from a mobile phone allowance to private healthcare that has been set up with the company and available to employees so these are benefits that you could be missing out if you don’t ask.

3. What are the Rewards and Incentives?

Lots of companies offer rewards and incentives as a way of making employees work that little bit harder so find out what rewards there are and show that you are always up for a challenge. Companies offer rewards such as free food to incentives such as work trips and social activities which also help strengthen the relationship of the team.

4. What are your Opportunities?

An important question to ask is what are your opportunities. If you are ambitious then you will want to know what future you have in working for this particular company and how you can develop your career. Ask the question and find out where you could be in 5 years time so that you have a goal to work towards.

5. Is it a Diverse Place to Work?

It is good to know whether or not the company you could be working for welcomes employees from all different types of backgrounds and ethnicities. You will be able to get a sense for this when you visit the company for your job interview. A company that has a mixture of employees from different cultures, genders, races etc. can be a productive one as it offers a wide mixture of opinions and views and can overall make it a happy place to work.