Receive Two Job Offers? How to Decide Which One to Take

During your job search you may be confronted with one of the more pleasant dilemmas you will face – multiple job offers. This is more likely to happen if you are an outstanding performer, one of the best at what you do.

If you find yourself in such a situation, what should you do? Here are a few tips.

Ask for more time

Companies will generally be understanding if you ask them for a few days to make a decision. However, you don’t want to take advantage of the situation – if you take more than a few days, you risk losing the job offer because the company may decide to go with someone else.

Look at what each company is offering and consider everything.

Make a comparison of the companies and look at all aspects of the job – not just salary and benefits, but things like commute time, company culture, job flexibility, job duties and responsibilities, opportunities for advancement.

Dig in and do more research, just like you did when preparing for the job interview. Check out the latest news about each company and what the growth patterns have been like at each place. Think about your goals and how the jobs fit into your career plans. Which job is more in line with your personal values?

Look for red flags. Was the interview process disorganized? Is there high turnover at a company? These should give you second thoughts.

Talk to your recruiter. He or she is experienced at working with different companies. He knows what the job market is like and how different employers compare to each other. He may also have information about the company that an outsider would not be privy to.

Also, pay attention to your gut instincts. Where would you be the happiest working?

Make a list of pros and cons

This is a simple and effective way to make a comparison between employers and decide which one is right for you.

After you make your decision.

Make sure to express your gratitude to each company that made you an offer. The best way to do this is in person.

If you are looking for job offers, Arrow Staffing can help you get them. Arrow is a leading staffing firm in the Inland Empire, with the network and resources to find the right job for you. We will work closely with you to make sure you find a job you are happy with. Give Arrow a call today.

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