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Searching for a job is, objectively, the absolute worst. Not only is it time-consuming, stressful, and exhausting, but it's also a difficult process: marketing yourself, scouring job boards, networking, tailoring cover letters and resumes, and interviewing for weeks -- or months -- with no end in sight. The longer you hunt, the more tempting it might be to snatch up one of the first offers that comes your way, but is that always the best choice?
But before jumping to say saying "yes," to any opportunity that allows you to end your suffering, take a breath and do some research. Make a well-informed decision, or you may end up stressed, dissatisfied, and eager to quit...and then back in the search. So whatever your musts -- opportunity for growth, high salary, flexibility, or company culture -- make sure you feel confident you're joining a company where you can succeed.
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