It is that time of the year when most of the people are out on a job hunt. According to a survey, 62% people bid adieu to their jobs after appraisals. It is either because of dissatisfaction from salary or because of lack of growth opportunities at their current organization.
Are you a contributor to this percentage? If yes, then don’t be in a hurry to grab a new job offer. We understand that you might feel miserable at your current job or are sitting idle after quitting it but that does not mean that you will jump onto the very first opportunity you eye.
People feel overwhelmed with a new offer letter in their hands. In today’s competitive world, cracking an interview is no cakewalk. But, before you switch on your celebration mode, there are some questions you need to get answers of from your hiring manager and from yourself. Remember, your new workplace will be your second abode for a while now. So, you should be well acquainted with it and its policies. If you wonder how to go about it, here is a list of some basic questions apart from the salary, you need to ask before you sign your job contract:
1. What are the chances of your growth in the organization? Will you be promoted to some higher position or your current position is the dead end?
2. What will be the criteria of your assessment? How often will your performance be assessed? Do you have to achieve daily, weekly or monthly targets?
3. How many hours a day you need to contribute in the office? Does the company have work from home policy and if you opt for it, will it affect the appraisal cycle? Also, do they expect you to work on weekends as well?
4. Are you well acquainted with your every day job responsibilities?
5. What benefits does your appointment letter entails? By when will you be eligible to take advantage of benefits like reimbursement of travel expenses or mobile bills?
6. Ask yourself, how well do you fit in the work culture of this new organization? Is this place a replica of your dream job?
7. Do you have to sign a non-compete clause wherein you will not be allowed to accept similar job offers from any other organization until your current job contract expires?
8. How do different departments interact with each other internally?
9. How many sick and casual leaves you are entitled to? And, if you have outstanding leaves in your account, will these get carry forward or not?
10. Lastly, ask yourself, will you learn something new that can assist you in your personal growth?