Your interview went well and you expect to receive a call any day now. One thing that has been consistent for any job offer that I have ever received is that when a company wants you, they make the offer very quickly. Most of my job offers have come within a few hours of the face-to-face interview; a few days at most. If it has been a week or more, chances are you did not get the job , but, no worries. Sometimes, not getting a job you think you want can be a blessing.
Once you receive the job offer there are many things to consider. A job offer doesn’t only involve a salary or compensation. You must also consider:
- Benefits – Do they include medical, dental and vision? Is there a 401k or retirement plan? Does the company offer life and/or accidental death insurance? If so, at what additional cost to you?
- Vacation/Company Holidays – How much vacation does the company offer? When are you eligible to start accruing vacation – immediately or 60-90 days after you start? Can you purchase additional vacation or cash in unused vacation? Does unused vacation roll over to the next year? How many company holidays are there?
- Work schedule/arrangement – Are you expected to work from 9am to 5pm? Is a flex schedule an option? Will you work in an office or can you telecommute?
- Other perks – Does the company provide free lunch? Is there an onsite fitness facility? Do they offer dry cleaning pick up/drop off services? Will you have access to company discounts for products and services? Will you receive an expense account? Do they have onsite childcare?