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Do you really want the job? (not such a stupid question)

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Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of being offered a job that we don’t stop to think about whether we really want it.

So why wouldn’t we want it?

Well, it’s time for a sanity check. Think about your current role. What would you miss about it?

Does what the new job has to offer make up for it?

Can you imagine yourself still working in the new company in 3 / 5/ 10 years’ time?

Take a moment to think through this visualisation:

  • Imagine you accepted the job offer. The pretend you could float 10 years into the future. What is your life like?
  • Now imagine you didn’t take that job but either stayed where you are or waited for a different job offer. Float 10 years into the future. Which is your life like?

Do you really want the job? (not such a stupid question)

Which option do you prefer?

So are you going to accept the job offer?