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Five Factors to Consider Before Accepting a New Job

roadWe all have a mental checklist. Let’s face it, if one of the reasons why you’re resigning is a horrible boss, you’re probably looking for a much better one in your new role.

Although priorities are all a personal preference, on the whole there are some universal truths about decisive factors that connect all of us to a new job. In particular when you evaluate more than one offer simultaneously and decide with path to pursue, Jada A. Graves offers insight on the topic in her U.S. News & World Report piece.

1. The big picture. Are you jumping ship to land onto a sinking one or is the next job opportunity a long-term one with growth potential? Is this specific job going to move you toward your goals or is it a hiccup and minor detour? If it is a detour, what are some of its benefits? Just some food for thought. Read more

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Survey Points to Job Opportunities Getting Stale Based on Days of Availability

If you’re on a job interview, word to the wise: You may want to find out how long the job opportunity has been available and why.

Those two little questions may provide an insightful look into the organization. Remember, you’re interviewing the employer just as much as they’re interviewing you.

For instance, a post on ERE points out the average job opening is available for about 72 days before it starts looking putrid to a job seeker. Read more