22 July 2015
Author: The ExecuSearch Group
You’ve been interviewing for multiple job opportunities and now, seemingly all at once, you get multiple offers. A job offer is usually exciting news, but what if you are put in the position to decide quickly between several offers? Before stressing about it, it’s important to take stock of what you’re really looking for in a job. Having a company want you as an employee is flattering, but in order to truly be happy in your career, you need to first evaluate what you want out of the next position you take. After receiving your offer, it’s ok to ask for time to think about it. Let each hiring manager know that you want to make informed decision and ask when they need a response. Some companies may only give you a day to decide, while others may be more lax. Either way, try using these 3 tactics to evaluate what the right position is for you: Research the company As a general rule of thumb, you should always heavily research a business before deciding to take an offer. Understand what the company’s values are and what the position requires of you. Almost all companies have an “about” section on their website; to get a good idea of the mission and culture, couple this description with what you’ve been told by your interviewer and/or hiring manager during the interview process. Ask yourself if you would feel excited about being a part of a team that holds these particular principles, because working for a company whose mission statement you don’t agree or identify with may make you unhappy as you progress within the organization. Match the job to your career goals Ask yourself where your ambitions lie and what professional goals you envision yourself wanting in a year. If growth is what you want, will it be obtainable? Does the company promote from within or do people generally stay at their positions for long periods of time? If you’re looking for a way to work your way up the pay scale, understanding each company’s unique promotion process is important. How and when are promotions given, and on what basis? Whatever your career goals are, make sure the business you choose can provide you with a trajectory that makes you happy. Make a list Writing down the pros and cons of each of position will help you figure out which job is best for you. Consider factors such as salary, company culture, and benefits. With your list on paper, look at which each job has to offer as well as their contrasting drawbacks. The only person who can make this decision is you, so it’s important to ensure you are happy with your choice. Understand that while multiple offers may require more forethought than you may have expected, it’s a good position to be in. The businesses you’ve interviewed with believe you’re the right fit for their jobs, and now, it’s your turn to choose which one you want!