Multiple Job Offers and How To Choose Between Them
Job Hunting…….. How many of you find it enjoyable? More likely you find it stressful and at times a thankless task. Chances are at this point you are sending out your CV to a whole host of potential new employers and sat nervously by the phone waiting to hear if you have been shortlisted for interview.
Fast forward and imagine all your interviews are done and you have been offered not one but numerous roles, what do you do now? Here are our top tips for handling multiple offers.
When you are asked by a recruiter or employer if you have any other interviews lined up, be honest. This can actually work in your favour, if you are seen as in demand it could make the recruiter/employer quicker to react in a bid to secure you.
CONSIDER ALL POINTS OF THE OFFER
The salary that is offered is one thing, but it is not the be all and end all. You need to consider all the different points of each offer, so we suggest a pros and cons list. Things to look at over and above the salary are:
Staff Benefits Package
Do the offer flexible working.
How much will the commute cost you both in time and money.
DID YOU GET EXCITED?
When you were in these interviews, which did you get most excited about? Who could you really see yourself working with? When you consider you spend more time at work than you do at home it is important to look closely at who you want to spend most of your time with.
WHAT ARE THE OPPERTUNITIES?
Again, be honest with yourself, is this role a career move or a stepping stone? If it is a career move which company offers you the room to progress? Will they offer further training or support you in this?
WHAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU HAPPY?
It goes without saying this is the most important one. You must be happy where you work so take time to visualise yourself in that business and see which feels better. Talk to friends and family and get others to offer their thoughts as they may look at it differently to you.