Choosing The Best Option – Which Job Offer Is Right For You?
If you have two or more job offers on the table, which should you choose? It’s not a decision to take lightly, but we can help you make the right choice by asking a few simple questions.
Congratulations! You’re in the rarified position of being able to choose between job offers; many candidates would be envious!
Surprisingly, this situation can be more stressful than being successful in applying for one job. How do you know which is the right option for you – today and tomorrow? Here, we’ll look at a range of things to consider when weighing up your options.
Is A Bird In The Hand Really Worth Two In The Bush?
It’s tempting to just look at the bottom line and plump for the biggest number on offer. Nobody would blame you for having dreams of a flashier car or fancy holiday right now, but your career won’t end in a year, so think about which offer will put you in the best position over time.
The next 12 months may seem most important because they’re just around the corner, but the next 12 years will have a bigger impact on your life.
What Matters Most To you?
Total up which position comes with the most comprehensive benefits such as holiday allowance, flexible working, pension, medical cover, shares and more. Only you can decide which is most important to you, but if you value paid leave to spend with family or you need an expensive plan of dental treatment, then those should carry a premium in your decision making process.
What Difference Could Training Make To Your Career?
Of course you’re good at your job – or you wouldn’t have a choice of firms – but how much more employable could one of the jobs make you in the future? Where do you see both yourself and your sector developing over time? Where one role may concentrate on your abilities today, another may capitalise on your potential over time by investing in your future.
Of course, the ideal is that you’ll repay the company’s investment in your development with loyalty, but if you decide to look elsewhere for some reason, then this could make the difference between making small steps or massive leaps forwards for your career.
Are You Planning For Promotion?
You’ve only just landed this job, so don’t get ahead of yourself, but you also shouldn’t discount the potential for promotion when weighing up your options. A fat paycheque today may be tempting, but it’s never going to grow if there’s nowhere for you to go within the organisation.
On the other hand, if you can see a clear path for promotion, then taking a slightly lower remuneration today could see you pocket more tomorrow.
What’s In A Name?
Don’t underestimate the prestige that an established brand can play in building your reputation within the industry. Rightly or wrongly, there are some names that carry weight in the job marketplace and just plain make you more employable if your appointment would carry cache for a future employer based on your present one.
Big Fish, Little Pond?
That said, it’s easier to carry influence with a less established player and if you can demonstrate the input you’ve had on a smaller company’s success, then any prospective employer is going to sit up and take notice.
Choosing between prospective employers can be a daunting prospect, but you’re not alone. Talking to industry professionals like Kingston Barnes, who pride themselves on matching the right candidate to the right role every time, is like having an expert coach in your corner.
Because we take the time to find out what every candidate really wants, we can help you weigh up your options to make the smartest move for your career. Call us today on 0117 325 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you make the most of your career.