You have made it through the job interview, maybe two of them, and have now been offered the job. You should just hurry and say yes, right? Well…not exactly. Be sure to ask yourself a few questions before you say yes to that financial modeling job offer.
Does this job lead me down the right path in my career? You want to make sure that a financial modeling job you have been offered is the job that is leading you in the direction for your career. Just because you get a job, it may not have the ability to lead you in the direction you plan to go. Ask how advancement happens with the company. Have others been promoted up from this job?
Do I really know what I will be doing all day? During the job interview, was the job’s day to day responsibilities explained in detail? Do you have a clear understanding of what the responsibilities of the financial modeling job entail? You want to know what you will be expected to do as well as any additional duties the job comes with before accepting the job.
Does the job provide all the compensation and benefits I need? Obviously, money isn’t everything. But, unfortunately, we need money to live. You need to make sure that the financial modeling job is one that is compensating you at a rate that will allow you to pay your bills and meet your needs. Additionally, if you require certain benefits, such as health insurance, you will want to make sure that you understand if they are available and what the cost to you will be.
Though there may be many other questions you want to ask yourself or SHOULD ask yourself, these may help you make some good decision with regards to a financial modeling job offer you may receive. Taking the time to think through the job and ask yourself some questions can be the difference between taking a job that isn’t the right fit for you and taking the right job.