How to decide on two job offers

You can find yourself in an opportunity where you have been offered two jobs. This is a great position to be in and it’s good if you make the most of the opportunity. So how do you decide between the two positions? It can be really tempting to just go for the higher paying job […]

You can find yourself in an opportunity where you have been offered two jobs. This is a great position to be in and it’s good if you make the most of the opportunity.

So how do you decide between the two positions? It can be really tempting to just go for the higher paying job but there are other factors and areas that are worth considering.

WORK/LIFE BALANCE

You always want to consider what will be expected of you in terms of working hours and how it is going to affect your personal life. Are you going to be expected to work overtime regularly? Commuting to and from work will also affect how much time you have to relax outside work; for example, spending time with your family and friends.

For every job role, you will have to make sacrifices however it is important that you consider the extent of these sacrifices and how they will impact your life as a whole.

Never feel rushed into making a decision as companies worth working for will acknowledge that moving job roles can be a life changing decision so they will give you time to consider your options.

When considering a job offer it is always important to consider the salary as there is always room for rate negotiation if you feel that it may be a deal breaker.

WHAT IS THE CAREER PROGRESSION?

What are your long term career prospects at each of the companies?

It is really important that you are strategic when you are moving jobs and consider how the role will affect your professional growth. You don’t want to end up in a situation where you are in a job role which is paying you well but has no prospects.

Consider the position that will help you with your career progression and long term goals.

COMPANY CULTURE

Always spend time researching the organisation you wish to work for, as it is important to build an understanding and knowledge of the company.
It is important to acknowledge the employers’ reputation in order to access whether they share the same principles and ambitions as yourself. You must spend time working out whether is it the kind of business you would be willing to trust with your future career progression?

Always talk to current and past employees to get an insight of the company culture and the work environment. Consider how you felt at your interviews and think about which company you felt most comfortable with and how you connected with your interviewers.
Company culture is very important when considering which role to take. Unlike your salary, it can’t be negotiated so it needs to be right from the start.

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