Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Congratulations on your offer! The great news is that you’ve cleared the hurdle that is the interview process and have crossed the finish line victorious (pardon my track and field reference), however, now you have to wade through what can sometimes feel like endless paperwork and life changing decisions that come as part of your offer. Make this easier for yourself and break it down into smaller pieces. Monetary compensation (salary, bonuses, etc.), major benefits (health, vision, dental, time off, etc.) and fringe benefits (stock options, employee purchase perks, discounts, etc). What you want to be looking for in all of these areas is surprisingly simple – what do you require to satisfy your needs? For example, when it comes to health, vision, and dental plans, what do you need? Review the plan or plans offered and dig down into them to find what plans are offers, what the costs are, what they cover, and choose the one that is right for you. If you don’t wear glasses or contacts and rarely, if ever, have gone to the eye doctor, you most likely don’t need vision coverage, or at least not a very robust plan. What is right for each person when reviewing an offer is completely different, but don’t hesitate to review with a friend or family member!