What to Ask After the Offer
All job hunters are waiting for that call -- the one that says they've landed the job. But as eager as you may be to escape either your current job or the unemployment ranks, don't abdicate your power position once the offer comes in. Now it's your turn to sit in the interviewer's seat and ask the company and yourself some tough questions -- the answers to which could mean the difference between career bliss and disaster.
Will the actual work and job responsibilities provide
gratification, fulfillment and challenge?
What are the boss's strengths and weaknesses?
Constant change at work can mean constant stress. Find out if there are any big changes coming, such as new processing systems or management, impending retirements or adoption of new procedures that still need to be ironed out. At the same time, remember that some of these transitions will have less effect on your position than others.
How many of my skills and experiences will I be able to
use and learn?
How many people have held the position in the past
While many of the reasons positions eventually become
unfulfilling are unavoidable, such as hitting a plateau
after repeatedly performing the same duties, job seekers
should consider the ways a new position will advance