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Article 8 of 8 from "The New World of Job Searching"
Your Job Search: The Job Offer
All your hard work - the resume tweaking, the anxiety, the frustration, the researching, the interviewing and reference checking has finally paid off. Congratulations, you have just been offered a job!
Chances are you get this news in a phone call. You have a flush of success and a relief you haven't enjoyed in months. Affirmation that you're worthy of employment - you're a whole person again. More than ever, it is important to put your emotions aside and ask some important questions before you even consider accepting the offer.
Your Acceptance Criteria
Hopefully, before you receive your first offer, you've set some standards that you will use to guide your decision process. The key factors to establish in advance are:
Try to get your acceptance standards in place before you confront your first offer.