Howard Braithwaite is Executive Recruiter at CyberCoders (cybercoders.com). In this video he discusses the importance of securing an offer letter and reviewing.
- Offer letter: written confirmation of offer details
- Avoid confusion or misunderstanding
- Review terms with a trusted confidant
So the great news is you're about to get an offer. The company's excited about hiring you. You're excited about joining them. The next step is to make sure that you get the information that you're looking for in an offer letter.
Not only that, important to make sure that the content is accurate and to take the time to really review this.
This process by doing this allows you to really understand and confirm what the offer details are. The same information that you discussed before. Talking about salary, talking about compensation, talking about job description, talking about the job roles and responsibilities and the start date.
All this information that was discussed in the heat of the moment and exciting conversation. Getting this information in an offer letter not only confirms this information but also helps avoid any confusion or misunderstanding.
One other thing I would really recommend is before you sign and accept this offer letter, important to you know to may be let another pair of eyes look over this offer letter. May be a friend, a family, in certain cases legal representation for certain positions but it's also important to use that person's information to help you make sure that you get all of the required information on this offer letter.
By getting all of this information, by making sure that all the information's correct, it's going to allow you to be excited, motivated and ready to start on your first day of work. It's also going to allow your employer to make sure and understand that you're happy and it's going to allow everybody to start on the right firm.