There comes a time in everyone’s career path when it’s time to shake things up. Switching jobs can be a solid way to up your salary, gain new experience, and take on a fresh challenge or pivot to another area of expertise within the tech space.
Post-pandemic, a job switch was on the cards for one in four workers, according to Prudential Financial’s Pulse of the American Worker survey. And more than 40% of people who responded to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, a global survey of over 30,000 people in 31 countries, also said they are considering leaving their employer imminently, primarily due to a post-pandemic shift in job values.
Multiple job offers are common
So, you’ve made the decision to take a career leap, done your job market research, had several interviews, and––hurrah!––an offer has landed. You might also have multiple offers to consider at once. Statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s research in 2022 said candidates can get up to four offers at once.
Before formally accepting the offer, there are a few key questions to take into consideration to ensure the job is the right one for you. Salary is an obvious one, but it’s not the only one to be mindful of.
Here are 5 Key Questions to Consider
1. Have you done enough research?
By researching reviews of the company, on Glassdoor, for example, alongside market compensation and experience level for your role, you can ensure you’re getting good pay and benefits, first and foremost. You can also learn about other employees’ experiences at the organization, and identify if they will align with your values.
2. What about learning and development?
As you think about the job offer, take a look at the different responsibilities you’ll have as well as the opportunities for learning. Will the position require you to learn a new skill? Will you have the opportunity to attend workshops? Often, these learning opportunities turn into perks that could have a positive impact on the next steps of your career.
3. Are there opportunities for growth?
In addition to building on your skills, it’s good to ensure that you understand how you can move up in the company, as this ensures you won’t stagnate. If others in leadership roles were promoted from within the company, for example, that’s a good sign – so it will pay to question this during the interview process.
4. Can you picture yourself working there?
If you can see yourself working in the office, alongside the staff, it’s a good sign the company could be a good fit. Even if the salary isn’t as high as you had hoped, you could be accepting an offer that provides great company culture. Not every job is about huge salaries––it should also be about finding the right fit for you.
5. Does the offer meet most of your needs?
If you’re having trouble deciding on a job offer, make a list of your needs. If the only thing you don’t love is the lack of vacation time, it could still be solid. However, if you need to have a benefits package or a blended working option and it excludes these, then maybe it’s an offer that needs re-negotiation.
If you’re hoping to land a job offer that ticks all those boxes, it starts with finding the right role. You can discover lots of these on the Fossbytes Job Board. In the meantime, here are three opportunities to whet your appetite.
Apple AIML – Software Engineer, Siri Understanding, Seattle
As a Software Engineer, you’ll create groundbreaking technology for large-scale systems, spoken language, and artificial intelligence at Apple. Siri’s Machine Hearing Product team is looking for resourceful software engineers to develop Siri’s next generation of natural interaction platforms on Apple’s innovative devices. You should enjoy working in a rapidly-changing environment with changing priorities, be passionate about using new technologies to solve real problems and to improve the state of intelligent assistants. Find all the details here.
AEM Technical Consultant, New York
This AEM Technical Consultant position is a client-facing role focused on helping clients to realize and quantify value driven by Adobe solutions. This position will require foundational technical knowledge across Adobe products and in-depth strategic and analytical skills. This consultant will work to gather and understand their client’s unique business objectives and provide advice on how best to meet their needs using one or more Adobe solution. Read the full job description here.
Business Contracts Manager, Amazon Web Services, Inc, Arlington
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider, providing virtualized infrastructure, storage, networking, messaging, and many other services to customers all over the world. As a Business Contracts Manager, you will provide hands-on, full contract life cycle expertise through the entire contract life cycle. Responsibilities include maintaining contractual opportunities and assisting in the formulation of contract policies, procedures, methods, operating practices, and performance standards for a variety of federal programs. If this sounds like a fit for your skills and expertise, explore all the requirements and apply today.
By Jennifer McShane