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As a resource to all current and prospective students, Allied Schools, Inc. has developed this blog to provide relevant information to students, job-seekers and professionals alike. Use this blog as your "career guide," turning to Allied Schools for industry updates, career trends, and job search advice. We thank you for visiting!

At one time, people stayed with the same company for most of their career, working their way up the corporate ladder. Today, it is commonplace for workers to look for a new job in a more frequent manner.

Whether you want to make more money, want a job with more responsibility or even recently lost your job, you will find yourself in the job market sooner or later. You will go through the interview process, forward your references and keep your fingers crossed. Once you get the job offer, should you take it? Here are some things to ponder before you accept a new position:

  1. Make sure you have a solid job offer – Before you do anything, you need to be certain that you've been offered the job. Don't start planning until you reach this point.
  2. Compare the offer you have with your current company – Sit down and evaluate the offer. Are you making more money? If not, is there more responsibility or better work conditions? Is it a better choice for your long-term career?
  3. Make sure it's a good fit – Consider if you will fit in as an employee. Does the company share your work ethic? Do you agree with company policies?
  4. Find out if there is room for advancement – You don't want to be back in the job market within a few months. Make sure that there is room to grow as an employee.
  5. Research the company – Determine the company's plans for the future. Is it a solid company with a good financial future? Is the company looking to expand?

Just because you get a job offer doesn't always mean that it's the perfect fit. Do your homework and make sure that the new position is exactly what you want. The right job is waiting for you – just remember to think before you jump.

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