CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING JOB OFFERS JOB CONTENT Use of college skills Degree of responsibility Chance to develop new skills On-the-job training Variety of assignments Title Travel requirements Decision-making opportunities PERSONAL GOALS Degree of sociability Rural or urban setting Career interests Flex hours, telecommuting Personality needs Values and ethics Closeness to home Workplace variation CAREER GOALS Personal growth potential Relevance of knowledge/experience Fulfillment of long-range objectives Promotional potential (fast track) System for performance evaluation FINANCIAL GOALS Salary/bonuses Profit-sharing Stock options Medical, dental & vision insurance Life, disability insurance Company car, computer/laptop, cell phone Moving expenses Association memberships Tuition reimbursement Vacation/sick leave Health club facilities Daycare facilities THE COMPANY Reputation Size (# of employee, earnings) Industry Management style Product/service offered Location Soundness/potential of company Working conditions Culture ETHICAL DILEMMAS Of course you’re excited about receiving a job offer! Be very careful when considering an offer, as once you accept a position, you make a commitment to that employer. It is unprofessional and unethical to renege on your decision to accept a job, plus it reflects negatively on Xavier students. If an employer makes a verbal offer, ask for confirmation of it in writing. Once you accept an offer you should not continue to interview with other organizations. If you receive an offer from one company while you’re waiting to hear from another, what should you do? Consult with someone from our office to help you assess the situation and advise you about what steps you should take.