Starting a new job can be a life-changing decision, so it is essential to take the time to evaluate if an opportunity is the right one for you.

This article was originally published by Vettery here.

There are many factors candidates need to consider when interviewing for a new job, especially as they progress to the later stages of the interview process or even have an offer on the table.

It is important to take some time to evaluate the opportunity as well as one’s own career goals. Here is a list of 10 questions that job-seekers should ask themselves before accepting a new job.

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  1. Do I understand what my day-to-day will be in this role?

  2. Does this opportunity align with my professional goals? Specifically, will I be able to advance my career here?

  3. What are the business hours? Is there a remote policy? What is the schedule I will be expected to work?
  4. What is the team structure like? Will I have team support from the initial onboarding process throughout my career at the company?
  5. Am I excited about the company and its mission?
  6. How is the company culture?
  7. Will I continue to learn in this role?
  8. From our discussions, what does the benefits package include — does the company have a good healthcare policy, provide gym membership, continued education reimbursement, and wellness programs?
  9. Does the company provide a competitive salary – will they pay me for my worth and work?
  10. Do I see myself working at this company in 5 years?

Starting a new job can be a life-changing decision, so it is essential to take the time to evaluate if an opportunity is the right one. Job-seekers should ask themselves these questions, and if they can’t answer them reach out to the hiring manager for more clarification. They shouldn’t be afraid to ask for an additional call after the final offer is sent out so they can determine if they genuinely want to accept it.

These ten questions should help everyone changing their career to evaluate the next offer and make sure they are making the right decision.

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