Job interviews are not easy for everyone. Normally, candidates get fidgety during the interview process that they want everything to be over fast. While doing so, they might just agree to any terms that the management is putting on them, which is not the right way to do. For any job interview, be patient and be present enough to ask the right questions that are pertinent to the job. Here are the things you should ask before accepting a job offer.
It’s good to negotiate your salary and there’s nothing wrong with that even if you are a fresh out of college candidate. Of course, only negotiate if you think you are not getting the price that you deserve. Don’t be afraid to step up if you are not getting what you are supposed to.
2) Work Life Balance
Most companies want their staff to work around the clock, however its important to have a good work life balance too. Also known as vacation days, if you are not happy with what you are offered, it is better to clarify before acceptance.
3) Working Time
If you live far away from work or there’s too much traffic at the time you have to be in office, discuss the other options available to make your commute better. Ask for a flexible working time, but bear in mind that it still means you are working the same amount of time as everyone else.
4) Job Title
It doesn’t matter what title you are given, even if it’s “Salesman” and you are unhappy with it, don’t be afraid to ask for a change. Think of the long run and what you are working towards when you are given a title. It should be a title that you are proud of.
5) Traveling Allowance
Whether you are going to work by public transport or in your car, don’t be afraid to ask for reimbursement for the cost of your travel. Minimally, you should ask for travelling allowance for task that requires you to travel.
6) Future Compensation
This part is only valid for candidates, who are not newbie in the job world. Always ask for a severance package, which will come in handy when you get fired or are laid off from the job. Obviously, the severance package will make much more sense if you have worked at the company for more than 2 years.
7) Working Space
An office space is not what most candidates have in mind when they are negotiating unless they have already worked before and got a small cubicle as their office space. Reconfirm your office space and how big or small it is and if you think that’s not what you want, don’t be afraid to speak up. Of course, don’t exaggerate unless you are an executive.
8) Tuition Sponsorship
If there’s anything you think you need to learn in order to improve your job performance which in turn will help the company to upgrade, ask for sponsorship from your company.