Job Offer Questions
December 4, 2012 10:39 AM Subscribe
I got the job offer! ...Now what?
posted by nickhb to Work & Money (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What research do I need to do, questions do I need to ask, and things do I need to think about before accepting a job offer?
I've been engaged in a moderately intensive job hunt (mostly large companies) for the past five months as I prepare to graduate college (Mechanical Engineering) in the Spring. I just got an offer from an awesome company in Houston. They're offering great pay, great benefits (including generous relocation), and I really like what I've seen of their company and employees. I have two weeks to decide if I will accept their offer, and I have the contact information for my potential manager, recruiter, hiring manager, and relocation consultant.
I'm also concerned about other jobs. This company is not my top choice, but they're definitely top 3. No other company has made me an offer, but I have about 20 entry level applications with my top choice that are still technically in play. I say technically because while topChoice company has a reputation for being slow, these applications have been out for 6 weeks with no movement.
I'm 22, male, single from Miami (all my family is there), and go to the University of Florida.
I'm kind of out of my league here. What do I do next?