When it comes to job hunting, Lagos is the perfect place to go. And whenever you are accepting a job offer in this city, you must look beyond the salary.
As a matter of fact, don’t fall victim to the figures in the appointment letter. Rather be rational and look beyond the figures.
Whether you are an experienced professional looking for greener pasture or a fresh graduate looking for a job, there are certain things you must consider before accepting a job offer in Lagos.
A job offer goes beyond the figures of the salary, the beauty of the work environment etc. So, in this article, we have come up with certain things to consider before accepting a job offer in Lagos.
5 Things To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer In Lagos
#1. Healthcare Package
One of the things to consider before accepting a job offer in Lagos is the healthcare package. Remember, health is wealth and any organization that doesn’t provide any healthcare package for you is not worthy of your skill.
Irrespective of the salary figures a company is offering, I still believe they are inhuman if they aren’t considering your health. So, it is advisable to remain in your current role where the salary is not that big but the healthcare package is encouraging.
#2. Consistency Of Payment
The consistency of payment is something you should look into before accepting a job offer. Ask employees around if possible, some of them may be able to hint you.
Trust me, it is better you receive a 50k salary consistently every month than working in a place where you are paid 200k that doesn’t come as at when due.
In fact, some companies in Lagos even owe 3 months salary. Don’t make the mistake of working in companies like these, you will end up living in debt.
#3. Profit Sharing Options
Generally, some organizations are very appreciative to their employees. And they will always share part of their profits with their workforce.
Organizations like these are the best places to work. Once you get an employment offer from these organizations, don’t think it twice before accepting it.
Location is one of the most important things to consider before accepting a job offer in Lagos. When an Organization offers a salary, compare it in terms of expenses with your current salary and location.
For instance, if you live in Egbeda it is better to work in a company in Ikeja paying you 75k than working in another company in Victoria Island paying you 125k. Considering the cost of transportation and stress.
#5. Payment of Leave Allowance and 13th Month Salary
Some companies may offer 5 digit salary but they pay Leave allowance and 13th-month salary in 6 digits. Companies like these have great plans for employees, you should accept the offer even if it is a 5 figure salary.
After all, the leave allowance and 13th-month salary are in 6 digits. You can easily use these allowance to pay your house rent and offset other expenses.
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