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Have you ever taken a job, only to find out that it was something totally different than what you thought you'd accepted?
Career expert Donna Svei, One of Monster's "11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search," can help you make sure that never happens again. Her list of steps to take before you accept a job offer includes the easy ones that are so obvious, we tend to overlook them ("Get the Job Offer in Writing") and the more complex steps we might never think to take ("Assess the Company's Financial Condition.")
Here's everything you need to do, before you sign on the dotted line:
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One thing to add. Ask to see the office/cubicle for the position. Especially the bldg where the position is located. It's amazing how some cos sell the position but locate you in a closet or storage rm. I was stunned at the last position when I was shown to my cubicle which was a 70's burnt orange & the entire bldg hadn't been updated since. HR's location was very nice however. Now on my checklist, "Where is this position situated, & may I see it." It may seem petty, but you'll spend 9-12 hrs of your day there, so it makes a difference. Also check lighting & air (cold/hot), & cleanliness. Many cos have eliminated alot of maintenance /housekeeping /janitorial staff, & their facilities will show it.
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