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Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Should You Accept Just Any Job Offer?

By October 26, 2012

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When you are looking for a job in a bad market, it's tempting to take the first offer you get. This may not be a good idea unless you truly have no resources available to get you through this tough time. There are no perfect jobs so if you're waiting for one to come along, you might as well give up on that idea now. There are, however, jobs that aren't right for you. It may be that you met the boss and know he or she isn't someone with whom you will get along. It could be that you know you won't fit into a particular office environment or the company culture does not line up with your own values, attitude and goals.

Some believe that any job is better than no job, but there is a price to pay for taking one that isn't right for you. There's little time to look for work while you are employed, particularly if you are working full-time, so accepting the job offer means you will effectively end your search. That means that you may miss out on a job that is right for you as you begin one that isn't. A job that seems bad from the start rarely gets better with time so you may eventually find yourself back in the job market.

More Information:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Accept a Job Offer.

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