Whether you are a high school student looking for your first job or a seasoned professional looking to make a job change, you should remember your career path is up to YOU. Many candidates take a position because it was offered. Just because a position is offered to you does not mean you have to take it. Ask yourself these questions:

1. Do the job duties match my learning/career objectives?

2. Does the management style complement how I work best?

3. Will I get along with my co-workers?

4. Are the salary and benefits competitive?

Do some research to make sure the position is the right fit for you. Speak to people who work(ed) at the company, search the internet to find information and ask the hiring manager some follow-up questions.

Most of all remember – you are your biggest career advocate. Your new employer will spend many hours training you and you are making a major life change. Realizing two weeks or even worse, two months later that the position is not a match can be frustrating to both you and the employer. It is in the best interest of both you and the employer to make sure this is the right job for you, so do your research and make an informed decision.


Jeanine Borko

SVP, Human Resources

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