Landing a new job is a great gig for anyone who actually has the opportunity; or is it? Landing a great new job might seem like a wonderful thing, but it’s not always the case. There are occasions during which you might find yourself making a little sacrifice for a new job and wondering if it’s really worth it. Before you turn in your letter of resignation and accept the job offer with which you were presented, consider these things.
Of course, this should be one of the most important things you consider. You don’t want to take a significant pay cut if it means adjusting your lifestyle unless that’s what you’re looking to do specifically. However, you still need to add up your monthly expenses and make sure that you will bring home enough to cover your bills, emergencies, and savings.
If your new job is too amazing for words but it’s further away, what’s the problem? The problem is this; even adding a little time to your daily commute might have a negative impact on your life. It doesn’t matter how good the money or benefits are if you aren’t home in time to see your children before they go to bed five nights a week because you’re traveling so far.
Moving On Up
The real question is this: Do you have the opportunity to grow in this new work environment? You probably do not want to accept a job offer for a job that will not allow you to go any higher. If you have lofty ambitions and the company you are working for doesn’t have anywhere for you to move up on the food chain, you don’t want that job. Reaching the top means being at the top; not a few rungs down without the hope of ever getting any higher.