How to Choose Between Multiple Job Offers

November 11th, 2014

If you’re applying for multiple jobs, you may eventually have the task of deciding between multiple job offers. While this is an enticing position to be in, there are many factors that should contribute to your decision. Consider these key factors. 

Salary. 

One of the biggest factors you need to take into consideration is salary. While it’s not the only factor, you need to make sure the salary being offered is competitive to similar positions at other companies, and will meet your lifestyle needs and expenses. If a particular job doesn’t offer a salary that will meet those needs, you probably need to eliminate that job as an option. 

Commute. 

Commute is a big factor in deciding between multiple job offers because it will affect you on a daily basis. If you love a particular job but will have an hour-long commute, your eight-hour day is now a ten-hour day. Sometimes a dream job is worth it, and sometimes it’s not. Ask yourself how much time you want to spend in the car each day, and you’ll know what job(s) to eliminate. 

Responsibility. 

How much responsibility will you have at each job? If you want more responsibility, you will need to consider that when you are trying to decide. Some jobs may assign you certain “roles” but don’t actually have any responsibility listed in the job descriptions. Lack of responsibilities can also indicate lack of opportunity for growth. Ask multiple questions and do your research so you can make a well-informed decision. 

Company Culture. 

Company culture is a huge factor in determining which job you will end up choosing. When you went to that office for an interview, you were probably given a small glimpse of the company culture. Compare the company cultures in terms of social life, work-life balance, and overall morale. Pay attention to the present employees – do they appear happy and excited to work there? If any company culture stands out as particularly bad, you will know to remove that job offer from your list. 

Length of Contract.

If you’re having a hard time choosing between multiple job offers, take the contract length into account. If you’re in need of steady work, you might want to weigh longer contracts more heavily than a job you absolutely love with a shorter contract.

Hopefully, you will be choosing between multiple job offers that are all beneficial for your career goals. If you would like to be in the position in which you are deciding between multiple job offers, contact Olympic Staffing. We are committed to finding you the best-fit job for you.

 

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