Got the job? How flexible should you be?

Although you have to be realistic while being flexible about job factors such as commute length and salary pay, there are some things that actually will hurt you instead of helping. In fact, Steve Levin, CEO of Leading Change Consulting & Coaching, draws the line between the two extremes: one is a reasonable compromise to a challenging market while the other is allowing the employer to take advantage.

Experts suggest that you consider these six questions:

  1. How badly do you need money?
  2. Will the job make you unhappy?
  3. Can you explain why you’re taking this position?
  4. What’s the most important thing to you?
  5. Will this job help you achieve both long-term and short-term goals?
  6. What are your alternatives?

Many recent graduates face situations similar to these with prospective employers. CNI Career Training School has a student services department that can help guide recent graduates into making the best decision possible as you start off your career. You must be flexible, but in order to do so, you must know the job market because unemployment is harder on you financially and