You got the job!

Congratulations, you’ve been offered the job! What happens now?

Deciding on the offer

It’s an exciting time when you discover that you are the “chosen one” remember not to let the heady excitement to cause you to make a rushed decision. The last thing you want to do is to take a job that you think is awesome, to find yourself hating it and moving 3 months later! You’ll be spending a lot of time at work, so it’s important that the job is a right fit for you. Remember your career may not be where you want it to be right now, but could this job lead you there?

Money

Everyone has overhead to cover, look at the salary offered. How much disposable income will you have after this overheads are considered?

Work environment

Usually you will see the offices at interview, before the offer is made – what was this like?

Travel

How long will it take you to get there? Where is the most local transport station? Where can you park? Remember that the average person travels up to 1 hour 30 mins.

Benefits

Consider all the benefits! Sometimes a companies holiday, sick pay, healthcare and pension can make a dramatic difference when considering the pay.

Opportunities

Could this lead you to where you want your career to be? Maybe your at the beginning of your career and this company can give you the industry experience you need!

You've accepted!

After your celebrations, there is still things that you need to do before you start work! 

Resignation

Telling your boss that you are leaving may be slightly nerve-racking but remember that chances are this is not the first resignation they have ever received!

Most will be pleased for you and want the best for your professional growth, they be pleased and accepting of your decision to move on. Some companies will request a letter of resignation, you can find a template in our document library

You want to make sure that you have this conversation with you boss before spreading the news to your work-buddies.

Pre-Employment Screening

Many companies will wish to complete pre-employment screening before your scheduled start date. Pre-employment screening is carried out for a number of reasons, such as type of work you may be completing (i.e. with children, vulnerable adults or handling sensitive data) or the company industry such as financial services or insurance.

Pre-employment screening may need to be completed before you are able to begin work, therefore it is important that you provide all information required as soon as possible. To prevent delays to your start date. Information given must be 100% accurate as any discrepancies found may risk your new role.

This could involve employment or personal references, gap verification (evidencing any gaps within your employment and education), credit and sanctions checks, criminal record checks (Basic, Standard or Enhanced DBS), DVLA driving licence checks, qualification checks (education and professional). Pre-employment screening may be carried out directly by your future employer or through a third-party screening company, this will be detailed to you following acceptance of your job offer.

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