Are you a Graduate?
Sometimes after spending a lot of time and effort looking for a new role, two job offers will come along at once! Having multiple job offers on the table isn’t a bad problem to have, however, now you have a very important decision to make.
You’re going to be spending a lot of your time at work so choosing a company and role that is the best fit for you is extremely important. Here are some factors that you should weigh up when making your final decision.
What salary you’re offered is usually one of the most important factors for job seekers. However, some fall into the trap of making their decision on salary alone and can later find themselves regretting that decision and being back on the job hunt.
Of course, salary is important – at the end of the day, we all go to work to earn money so that we can live the lifestyles we want to. But, a couple of grand extra a year (where you’ll take home roughly an extra £120 a month) isn’t going to make a huge impact on your life.
If the bigger salary is with the company you prefer and can see yourself building a long-term career with then it’s a no-brainer!
Sticking with the topic of money, you should also take into consideration whether there is the potential for you to earn bonuses and how much this can add to your basic salary. This is particularly relevant for sales roles, some of which promise massive bonuses that are extremely difficult to attain.
If there is a bonus structure in place, find out as much as you can about it and consider what you can realistically bring home. Some businesses offer commission, whereas others opt for a profit share scheme which can be particularly lucrative.
You’re unlikely to enjoy your time at work if the company culture isn’t the right fit for you. Think about what kind of environment you like to work in and the kind of team you want to be a part of. You should be able to get a decent feel for the companies you are considering when you attended your interviews.
Compare which role sounds more exciting and interesting to you. Like the company culture, you’re not going to enjoy yourself at work (no matter how much you get paid) if you find the role boring. Again, you should use the interview process to find out as much as possible about what you will be doing day-to-day.
Many businesses now offer a whole host of benefits that boost how their employees feel at work and act as additional rewards. These may include:
What role you take now may have a big impact on your future. Consider which company you can see yourself working for long-term and what they can offer you in terms of progression. A role where you won’t continually develop your skills, take on more responsibility and be able to progress with isn’t going to take your career to a new level.
You’ve got a tough decision to make, however, if you weigh up all of these factors hopefully it will become clear which role is the right fit for you.