You’ve been working as an intern and loved what you did and how you got along with the full-time colleagues at the workplace.
And now, at the end of your internship, your boss offers you a full-time role in the same organization.
Congratulation! That’s great news.
But should you go ahead and accept the offer, or should you actually look at other options and do a comparison, before you say yes to this one?
Knowing About The Company Is Important
You may have interned there, but that doesn’t mean you really know all about the company and how it’s like to work there full-time. It’s important to know more, such as employee benefits, work hours, if you’re expected to stay back or work on weekends too, how your boss really is like, other company policies and so on.
Talking to full-time employees, keeping an eye on how many employees quit while you were there, or talking to the HR can also give you a good idea.
Malaika Puri, an Intern at Chatterbox Communication, feels that once you’ve completed your internship and before selecting a job, you should try and learn as much as you can about the company. This can help to understand if you want to work in a different department or role. Also, just because you enjoyed working there an intern may not mean that you will also enjoy the full-time role there, because many times, a full-time role will be very different than what you did as an intern. So it’s important you know what you’re getting into.
Know What You’re Looking For
Before you look for more options, ask yourself what you’re looking for in your job. Do you want to learn, are you bound by time, do you need a job in a particular part of the city, do you want to continue in a similar environment or want to explore a different industry? Once you know what you really want, it will help you take a better decision.
Whatever you do, make sure that you don’t delay your answer for too long. Also, if you have been happy in the place where you interned and feel you can learn more and grow here, go for it.