It’s an employee’s market. With the surge in demand for candidates, job seekers are now in the unique position of getting to choose between multiple job offers.
Many of our clients have come to us searching for guidance on how to choose the job that works for them. So, what advice have we offered?
While choosing between two job offers can be both exciting and stressful, it is important to gather as much information as possible about the two roles before ultimately coming to a decision. We recommend candidates devise a cost-benefit analysis. What does that mean? It means you need to weigh up the pros and cons of both offers, in order to arrive at an informed decision.
Weighing up the pros and cons
Guided by your comparison of the two roles, ask yourself “which job will I feel most comfortable and fulfilled in?”. We have outlined the many factors to consider before arriving at this.
Money isn’t everything
Take the time to consider all aspects of both roles. Sometimes the answer is not as obvious as a larger salary. Weigh up the difference in salary by evaluating the sacrifice that comes with it. How long will the commute be? Will you get to work from home? Will you be required to travel often?
Consider the culture
We spend 40-50+ hours per week in the workplace. That’s a lot of our time spent in the work environment, and if the workplace culture isn’t the right fit for you then you may dread those hours. Company culture is so important and finding the right fit for you should be at the forefront of your decision. What are the company’s core values and beliefs? Do they align with yours?
Evaluate the experience
Next, evaluate the job itself. What will be expected of you and what will you get out of it? Will there be an expectation to do long hours or overtime? Are there any health and wellness benefits? What does the career progression path look like? Asking these kinds of questions in the initial interview are crucial in helping you weigh up the pros and cons of each role.
Lastly, if neither role appeals to you, politely and graciously turn them down and keep searching!
If you’re searching for job that works for you, get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We find what works for you.