Juggling Job Offers – How To Do It Professionally

After spending a considerable amount of time searching for opportunities, applying for roles and attending interviews sometimes multiple job offers come at once, and it’s not a bad problem to have!

If you find yourself in this situation, what’s most important is to ensure that you deal with the employers that want you in a professional manner while weighing up your options.

Here are a few different scenarios that you may find yourself in and how to deal with them:

I’ve been offered 2 jobs at the same time

If you’ve been offered a couple of jobs at once then the process should be straight forward. In order to make the right decision you should weigh up what each company offers, thinking about benefits, training opportunities and company culture. Choosing the role with the highest salary may be tempting but it may not be worth it if you prefer the other company, so take all of these factors into consideration when making your decision. Once the decision has been made it is just a case of letting each employer know.

I’ve been offered a job but have some other interviews lined up

This can be a tricky situation, especially if some of the interviews you have lined up are for better opportunities. Make sure that you reply to the employer who has made you an offer politely explaining your situation. You may want to clarify with them when they would require an answer by so that you have a time-scale for making your decision.

I have been offered another role after already accepting a job offer elsewhere

Once you have accepted a job offer you really shouldn’t change your mind and your acceptance is a contract between yourself and your new employer. After accepting any job offer, you should get in touch with any other recruiters/employers that you are going through a recruitment process with and withdraw your application.

Receiving a job offer is always exciting so don’t let any of these dilemmas dampen your joyous mood!

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