Congrats! After phone screens, onsite interviews and reference checks, you’ve finally received an offer for your dream job. Now what?
First things first: stop, take a deep breath and get ready to make an informed decision that’s best for you and your future. Along with the job offer comes a ton of information, not just about your salary, but about stock options, health care benefits and so much more. So, before you answer the offer with a resounding ‘Yes!” you need to first sift through all of the offer information, and remember—there’s a lot more to consider than just the money.
So, how do you respond to a job offer? How do you decide if it’s right? Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to help you think-through your offer and navigate negotiations before accepting a job offer.