by Gemini Personnel 30th Oct, 2019
There are many reasons why people look for
a new job – for career development, a chance to learn new skills, more money or
to escape an unhappy workplace. The process of searching, applying and
interviewing for a new job can be very long and tiring, and when you finally
receive a new job offer, the relief can be huge! In the middle of this
excitement, it’s also essential to carefully consider what is on the table before
accepting the offer, to make sure that you make the right decision. Before
accepting a new job offer, here are 5 tips and suggestions to consider before
take the time to research the market to know what other candidates in your
industry are being paid. At Gemini, we release quarterly salary guides which
can help you to know your value in the current market, and help you to
negotiate from a position of knowledge.
2. Don’t only focus on money
easy to look at what salary is being offered and making a decision based purely
on the numbers, but you should also look at what else is being offered.
Flexible working, pension entitlements, free gym and health insurance, training
and development, career progression are all increasingly important factors to
your determining your satisfaction and enjoyment in a new job. Accepting a job
that offers the highest salary may seem like the best choice initially, but can
often lead to dissatisfaction if the company does not provide other benefits
that you would value highly.
3. Don’t treat the negotiations as hostile
essential to be positive and warm throughout the negotiation process.
Demonstrate to the company that you would like to join them and ensure that all
communication is professional and productive. If negotiations become too
confrontational, then it could lead to the offer being withdrawn, or if you do
get on board, the relationship might be damaged due to the tense negotiations.
4. Be sure to get everything in writing
it’s important to maintain a friendly and positive stance during negotiations,
you should also follow up in writing to confirm what is being negotiated and
what has been agreed. This will help to avoid any problems in the future, with
promises that were made over the phone or in face to face meetings, which are
not then been kept once you are on board.
5. Know when to walk away
As much as
you may want to change jobs, it is also crucial to make the right choice when
making the move. Some candidates will accept the first offer made to them
because they just want to leave their current job, which can very quickly
become a case of “out of the frying pan, and into the fire!” If the company is
not prepared to give you what you feel is fair and reasonable, or if the
negotiations become negative or aggressive, then you should think carefully
about whether or not the job and company in question are best fit for you.
If you do
decide to walk away, you can take confidence in the fact that your skills and
experience are currently in demand, and it should be only a matter of time
before you find the right fit for you.
would like to receive more advice about how to negotiate job offers, then
please speak to our HR Consulting team who will be happy to help.