Making a career move is an important decision that should be carefully weighed. To choose wisely, you need to know all the facts. Get all of the information that you can before announcing your resignation, planning an interim vacation, or discussing "the new job" with friends or colleagues.
Feel free to ask hard questions of your executive recruiter -- and during your interviews -- to make sure that you are aware of all of the variables. Your recruiter and hiring leaders are the ones with many of the answers that you are seeking.
As a part of your decision-making process, be sure to consider all of the issues that may have an impact on you. We each spend a great deal of our lives at the office or working, so this decision should be considered carefully.
Questions to Ask:
1) What are the roles and responsibilities of this new position, and is this a good match for me?
2) Having reviewed the compensation package, is this a fair offer for my qualifications?
3) Will I have to relocate, and if so, how will this impact my personal or family life?
4) Is this the kind of company (and professional role) that suits my personal values, professional goals, and business ethics?