How to Decide Between Two Job Offers

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by Jessica Tabinor on

A lot of the time the career advice you receive is based around getting a job. How to write your CV, our top tips for smashing your interview and how to work with recruiters are all topics which we’ve covered in our blogs to ensure you have the best chance possible of securing your dream role. But what happens if you’re offered two jobs?

Well first off, congratulations! All that hard work has paid off! Today, we share our top tips on how to decide between two job offers. We know it can be a tricky situation and often one that you must decide on pretty quickly, so run through our top tips below to help you make an informed decision.

Compare the two jobs side-by-side

Firstly, get the offer details in writing so that you have all the information that you need to make the decision. Chances are, if you’ve been through the interview process, you will already know your roles and responsibilities but it’s a good idea to have them written down in order to compare. Additional things to consider are any benefits, the commute, salary, bonus, hours, company reputation and any growth opportunities. Once you have all of the information you need, you can compare both roles side-by-side.

One thing to note is that it’s easy to be swayed by your emotions or ‘quick wins’, i.e. ‘this company takes their staff on holiday once a year’ or ‘the pay is better at X, so why would I consider Y’, but it’s worth slowing down to consider the whole picture to make sure your choice is going to make you happy in the long run.  


Access how each role aligns with your long-term career goals

Do you have better progression opportunities in one role? Maybe one of the company’s is offering to put you on a training course that you’ve always wanted to do? One of the main reasons people change jobs Is to advance their career, so when you’re deciding between two job offers its important to consider your long-term ambitions and goals for the future. If you have certain career goals set in place, now is your time to access how each role will align with your long-term career goals to ensure you stay on the right path to success.


Consider the culture

A factor that many people oversee, culture! In today’s recruitment world, company culture is becoming more and more important as candidates are looking beyond the typical benefits of working at a company such as salary and are now looking for added value. However, although benefits are something you should take seriously, they ultimately won’t matter too much if you don’t enjoy your work.

What constitutes a good culture fit largely depends on the individual so it’s up to you to reflect on your experiences with each company to decide whether their culture is a good fit for you. These experiences can be your communication with them so far, how you felt at the interview and how you connected with your interviewers.


Trust your gut

Sometimes you have to trust your gut and If you have an unexplainable positive or negative feeling about one job or the other, don't ignore it. You should weigh up and red flags that you noticed throughout the interview process, for example, did you get on with the hiring manager? Which interview did you feel more comfortable in? Imagine yourself working in each of the spaces, interacting with clients and co-workers, grabbing lunch, and commuting. How does it feel? Which place allows you to be yourself and honours your talents and strengths?

Most of all, don’t be rushed into making a snap decision! A company worth working for will respect you need some time to weigh up your options.


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