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Evaluate a Healthcare Job Offer

Evaluate a Healthcare Job Offer

Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach

- Growth Opportunities. Will this job give you a chance to experience things you haven’t experienced and learn things you don’t already know? Are there any opportunities for you to receive additional training so you can learn a new software program, for example, or an up-and-coming approach to Internet marketing? And does there seem to be a good chance that you’ll be able to move up in the company or organization over time?

- Your Boss. Your direct supervisor has the power to make your first job a wonderful experience or an exercise in misery. If you have a sense that you’ll be able to talk to your supervisor and learn from him or her, wonderful. But if you feel your supervisor is likely to be distant and unaccommodating, beware. If you and your supervisor aren’t on the same page (most of the time, anyway), you might be in for a rough time.

- Company Location. Will you be working in a busy city even though your heart yearns to work in a smaller area? Will this new job force you to endure a long, dicey commute each day? If so, is that OK with you?

These are just some of the many factors you’ll need to consider in deciding on an offer. If you find yourself overwhelmed, you’re not alone. That’s why it’s a good idea to work with a campus career counselor if at all possible. But if you carefully examine these factors and others that are important to you and then, most critically of all, make sure you remain truthful with yourself, you will make the most informed decision you can.

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