Many business blogs offer you advice on why you should NOT accept a job offer. So, today for a change we will explain the signs you should accept a job offer unrelated to salary. Some jobs may be works-in-progress in the short-term. But in the long-term, it will prove to be a wiser career decision.
Here are some signs you should accept the job offer.
1. You are such a fit for the culture it feels like you found a new family
Stress plays a big role in career longevity. Studies have repeatedly shown that being in an unfit work culture leads to stress, which over time affects productivity, career growth, and brain health.
If you find a work culture that feels a bit like you have discovered long-lost family, this may be a great job that you can grow your career and be productive with. Motivating factors in a job such as acknowledgment can inspire you to keep growing and learning.
The more you find yourself to be a culture fit, the more you will find it easier to assume new job tasks and learn new skills. One day, if you have to leave this perfect culture fit, you will have connections and skills that last a lifetime.
2. Opportunities for career growth
The reality of some companies is that they only hire for the position and you will never grow beyond that. Accepting a job at a company where you can go no further than the job you had accepted will be short-lived.
Worse, you may leave the job a few years later no better off than you were before. Your career growth stalled because you learned nothing new to help you grow.
Jobs that offer opportunities for growth give you the ability to plan for the future. You may accept a job as an Analyst knowing very well that one day you can advance to Vice President or beyond. Should you ever have to leave, your skills and career growth will be impressive for all companies.
3. Professional and respectful staff
There is just something about a staff that is professional and respectful that makes work feel great. From the hiring process to the regular workday, being able to go to work and communicate with a professional and respectful staff makes being productive easier. It makes your career feel like it is going somewhere.
Most of all, you learn from people who help you become a greater leader. Seamless hiring practices, having the resources to do your job, and drama-free environments offer much in the way of education for running a company or being a boss.
The reality is...company troubles start from the very top and trickle down. If the staff you meet never shows signs of discontent for their jobs, or the hiring process is actually enjoyable, this is a sign you should stick around.
4. Getting to do things you had never done before
Some jobs come with built-in perks you find out about during the interview process. If you had always wanted to travel and during the interview, you find out the job includes traveling to interesting places, this may be a great fit for you.
Your work could involve dealing with high profile people or learning sensitive information that makes you “valuable” for future jobs. In the past, you had never done these types of things but that is what intrigues you about the work.
Life and your career can be an adventure. If you see a new chance to live and love your job, this may be a sign you should take the job.
But what about salary?
Salary by itself is not a strong enough reason to take a job. Why?
- If you hate the job, it will affect performance and your ability to communicate
- You may make a great salary in the interim, but your career will suffer in the long-term
- Taking jobs just for the money with high stress affects your health
- Poor health can affect your career and may eventually cut it short
The last thing you want to do is get caught up in a job that pays well and slowly deteriorates your health and prevents you from enjoying your career!