For any candidate, receiving multiple job offers is a dream. However, when it comes time to choose the right one, it can be more of a nightmare. How can you be sure that the one you pick is the perfect fit for you?
If you want to avoid job seeker’s remorse, it’s important to use a few key criteria when you make your selection. These criteria will help put your mind at ease, and help you find the job that is the best fit for you.
Sorting Out Your Offers
The first step is to compare your job offers side by side – this apples to apples (or potentially oranges) will help you get a better idea of what you are being offered. On a sheet of paper, create columns for each company. Down the side, list out things like the salary you are being offered, the benefits available, what you liked, what you didn’t like and your overall impression of the company as a whole. Fill in each column with the information.
Now that you have everything on one sheet, you can logically go through each offer and see which one appeals to you the most.
What About the Culture?
Company culture cannot be overlooked. In fact, it’s a top reason why some companies experience so much turn around. You need to make sure that you are a good fit for that culture. For example, let’s say that you are a driven individual. A company culture that is laid back would most likely not be a good fit for you.
Be completely honest in your evaluation of each company. You may think you can tolerate something right now, but look further down the road and see if it still appeals to you.
Trust Your Instincts
The last step is a relatively easy one. You just need to trust your instincts. If you have a gut feeling that one offer is the best one to take, go for it! You can analyze anything to death, but in most cases, the original feeling or impression you have about a company will be the correct one.
Handling the Rest
Now that you’ve made your final decision, there is still one more step you’ll need to take. You will need to get in touch with the other companies who offered you a position and let them know you are no longer seeking a position with them. Remember, be professional and courteous when letting them know. It is never a good thing to burn a bridge and you may want to consider working for that company in the future.
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