Congratulations, they want you… Now what?
The excitement of an internship or dream job can quickly cause the most level-headed professional to sign on the dotted line. To ensure you aren’t blind sided, keep the following things in mind:
- Offers don’t have to be accepted right away, it’s OK to ask for at least 24 hours to review and confirm this is the right decision.
- Negotiate your worth. Research typical salary, benefits and don’t be afraid to ask to speak with Human Resources.
- Make time for separation. Transitioning from school or a previous position can be difficult, take time to make that change. Be sure to have a few days, if not a week, to mentally prepare yourself as well as organize your life prior to starting a new gig.