Firstly apologies if this is a naive question - I've only ever had 1 job and I have been there 6 years.
I recently got offered a new job elsewhere - it's a significant step up and much closer in line with what I want to be doing career-wise. After verbally accepting the offer via a recruitment agency, I was sent a formal written offer which I had to sign and return to the new employer.
I subsequently received an email from the employer advising that I had now completed all the "hiring steps" and that I would receive my employment contract in "due course" . The notice period for my current employer is 3 months, so I don't actually start the new job until the end of May.
So far it's been about a month since accepting the written offer and I have still not received my employment contract. In contrast when I started with my current employer, I received the contract within days of accepting the offer verbally.
My question is two-fold:
- Is this odd?
- Is it too soon to enquire about this?