Think carefully before accepting any given role, no matter how desperate you might be for a paycheck. Otherwise, you may set yourself up for a disadvantage a few years from now, when you have to explain why this job you take now went wrong. Will you or your employer wake up in a few months and wish for a do-over?
- How well does the employer understand his or her own needs?
- Has the employer followed an intelligent hiring strategy?
- Do you represent a quick but not-thoughtful answer to a desperate hiring imperative?
- What are your realistic chances for success in the position being offered to you?