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Linked – Ten Red Flags That Scream ‘Don’t Take This Job Offer’

This is actually a really good list.

I can honestly say that I’ve seen a few of these in the course of interviewing and searching for a job. As I read through the list Liz put together, I was reminded of an interview I went on awhile back that ticked off a couple of boxes. In the end I wish I could say that I was smart enough to turn down the job, but as it turns out they turned me down. (In no small part, I’m sure, because my reactions to the atmosphere in the office and the lack of meeting with the people I was going to be managing, made me come across as a “bad fit”, but that’s a story for another time..)

No, what I loved most about this list is that it serves as a reminder that you bring value to the table, and have power to decide what is good for your own career.

There will be times in everyone’s lives when we have to take a job just to have money coming in. I get that, and would never tell you not to do what you need to do. But, in a situation where you are choosing to stay at a job, or accept one elsewhere, keep this list handy. Don’t stay at a job that isn’t living up to your career plans, but don’t leave for one that’s worse either.


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