Congratulations on being offered more than one job! It’s great news and is a sign of the efforts you’ve put into your work search. The only downside is that now you have to decide between the offers. Money is typically the first thing people look at when comparing opportunities, but more than just that must be considered.
We have compiled a list of factors to consider in order to help you be better equipped in making the right choice.
1. Growth Opportunities
It is important to take growth opportunities into consideration when comparing two or more jobs offers. A job that offers great opportunities to learn, develop new skills and advance your career to a new level may be more important to you than a job that pays slightly more at the onset. Great growth potential could equal greater money in the future.
2. Working Hours/Distance
Everyone feels differently about commute times and working hours. Ensure that you have a full understanding of the expectations and travel time required for each job. Ask yourself these questions about each job:
- Do you have to put in a lot of overtime?
- Do you have to work outside of the regular 9 to 5 time slot?
- What is the commute time (there and home)?
- Are you required to travel?
If you prefer to have a short commute time, regular hours and/or no business travel, one job may stand out versus the other.
3. Work Environment and Co-Workers
Whichever job you choose, you will spend at least one third of your day there. That’s more time than you will spend with your family, pets and friends. You have to make sure that the work environment will be enjoyable. While you can’t know everything about a workplace before you start, having a positive and friendly work environment is truly a blessing and if you’ve been lucky enough to have a choice, try to make the one that is best for you!
Congratulations again on receiving multiple job offers. It’s an accomplishment to be proud of even if it is also a bit overwhelming. When you are going through your pros and cons list, go with your instincts. You are in the position to make choices so don’t be afraid of crossing out the ones that don’t feel right to you.
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