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3 Ways to Evaluate Your Next Job Offer

Emma White | April 9, 2024

Evaluating a job offer isn’t a choice to be taken lightly. Finding the right position is an important part of the job search, but what does “right” mean for you? Prior to signing on the dotted line, we recommend carefully considering all the factors that go into a new position.

It’s tempting to start celebrating the end of your job hunt, but first, let’s take a look at a few points to consider.

Crunch those numbers

While financial compensation is important, you will hopefully receive benefits, financial and otherwise, from your new employer. According to a survey, competitive pay, health insurance and paid vacation were ranked among the most important benefits for job satisfaction among U.S. adults.

Most positions offer a variety of benefits, but not all benefits packages are created equal. For example, after accepting a new position, will your average health expenses cost more or less than what you’re paying now? Does a potential employer offer allowances for commuting? Do they provide meals at the office?

Paycom’s benefits offerings include traditional items like health insurance and a matching 401(k) as well as unique benefits like pet insurance, $4 catered lunches for our Oklahoma City and Grapevine campuses and free access to a variety of wellness programs.

Be sure to look ahead

This potential job may be a great move for today, but how does it set you up for tomorrow? As you consider the possibilities of a new position, be sure to factor in the potential for growth. After all, the goal for a job change is to keep your career moving forward!

Determining the upward potential within a new organization is best addressed during interviews, so be sure to include some development-related questions like:

  • What are the career advancement opportunities for this position?
  • How are career advancements in this organization structured?
  • What opportunities exist for training and development?

A key pillar of Paycom’s innovative culture is our commitment to providing employees with training and development opportunities throughout their career.

Understand the values

Why should a company’s values matter?

Values are what an organization cares about, and as you’re searching for a new position, it’s only natural to search for a company that cares about the same issues you do. Unfortunately, only 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they can apply their company’s values to their work.*

An interview is a great time to ask about the organization’s values. You can also inquire about the specific actions the organization takes in service of those values. It’s easy to pay lip service to organizational values, but you want to join a workplace that actively works to embody values that align with yours.

Paycom, for instance, is very clear in stating the values driving our organization. We also understand the importance of explaining how we live those values. From our philanthropic giving to our commitment to employee wellness and career development, it’s easy to see how Paycom’s values guide us every day.

Looking to work at an organization that provides all the components for a meaningful career? Apply to Paycom today!

About the author
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Emma White
As an employer brand marketer at Paycom, Emma White helps broaden the employer brand and increase brand awareness. Emma is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she earned degrees in marketing and management. Her work on Paycom’s recruitment marketing team includes company culture, careers and social media content. Outside work, Emma's hobbies include art, reading, exploring new places in OKC and spending time with friends.