A job offer involves more than just salary. Take the total compensation package (salary, signing bonus, benefits and perks) into consideration. In particular, you should consider benefits such as tuition reimbursement, medical coverage, vacation time, sick leave, savings plans (401k, 403b, etc.), stock options, and flexible work practices; perks such as relocation reimbursement, free movie tickets, training, etc.
Also, you should consider the organization's culture and growth potential. You should develop an understanding of how the organization operates on a daily basis. Questions you should ask are: Is the environment supportive? Are employees valued? Can I be successful in this organization’s environment? Evaluate your growth potential in the organization, ask yourself: Do I see myself growing in the organization? and Where will I likely be in 2-5 years if I stay with this organization?
To get moving in the right direction, schedule an appointment online. Joan Anson, director of career services, can also be reached by phone at 412-624-3806.