So the hard work has paid off, your great CV has gotten through the door some great companies that you’ve always wanted to work for, you’ve absolutely nailed the interviews and then boom! You land yourself multiple job offers! Congratulations, what an achievement that is. However, you find yourself in a problem, a good problem no doubt, but you’re totally confused as which job to go for.
So, we’ve had a number of clients from CVLondon experience this, and it can be a really difficult place to be in. So, we’re going to help give you a few pointers to think about, that will help make the best decision that you can.
To help you make up your mind, here are six tips on comparing job offers so that you can choose the one that offers you the most promising future and career opportunity.
Now that you have two job offers on offer, it’s time to consider how these job prospects align with your own personal career goals.
Instead of focusing on what you can do for each of the businesses, now it’s time to consider what each company personally can do for you.
Begin to ask yourself the following questions:
We all know that when selecting between two job roles, it’s really easy to ask to ask the question, “Which one pays more?”
We must remember, salary is certainly not the the only important factor when choosing a role. Personal satisfaction and personal well-being is also most definitely paramount. So what happens if the job you really want pays less money?
If this is the case, you’ll have to strongly consider to whether a higher paid salary for a job that is OK, will make up for a job you really like, but is paid less. Sure, you’ll have more money to spend outside of work on leisurely things, that’s all good. But if you’re bored, more stresses, working with people you don’t really like 40 hours plus per week, a higher salary might not boost your happiness very much. Taking the role with less money, may be the way to go for the sake of your happiness.
Perhaps it may be time to spruce up your salary negotiation skills in order to get more money for the job you really want? Practice your salary negotiation skills, and find out if you can increase your earnings or negotiate a better benefits package, what have you got to lose?. Nothing, exactly!!
On the other hand, if the role you really want has really low salary, then we also need to be balanced and realistic in our approach if we realise that the pay is too low to be able to support you for the long term. But if both salaries meet your financial obligations, then you may be better off choosing a more fulfilling job.
All hiring managers will most certainly be assessing you closely for cultural fit during a job interview. They will want to be certain that you will be able fit in well with the team and with the wider business environment. However, cultural fit isn’t a one-way street, it is definitely two-way! It’s vitally important for you to also decide whether either of company is a good fit for you.
If you’ve ever worked in a toxic working environment, you know how draining it can be from day to day. Even if you are incredibly passionate about towards the company’s mission and vision, you’ll soon lose momentum in an uncomfortable working environment. On the flip side, you might develop a passion for a company if its culture makes you feel valued and welcomed as part of the team.
There is a saying, “People quit managers, not companies” Your direct line manager will most certainly have a significant impact on your day to day working experience.
A poor performing manager could make you lose your motivation, inspiration or even make you think of quitting. On the positive side, your line manager may even serve as a role model and mentor figure, continually guiding you on your professional career journey and ongoing development. When selecting between the two jobs, learn about your potential new managers by asking questions about them and their career experiences and listen carefully to the language that they use.
If you’re wondering how to decide between two jobs, the decision probably isn’t clear-cut. Both roles have pros and cons, and neither is obviously superior to the other.
As you make your list, ask yourself these questions:
Consider all the details of a typical day in the job, and see yourself going through the motions of the day.
Once you’ve done your research and made your comparisons , step back and check in with your inner gut. Ask yourself:
If you close friends or family are strongly urging you to go against your gut feeling because one option may seem more prestigious and glittery, but you know you’d be happier with the alternative option that you prefer which is more humble, trust yourself in that decision. At the end of the day, it’s you that is the one is going to have to work there every day, not them.
Sometimes, you have to take the leap of faith into the job that excites you the most.
Remember this, Do More of What Makes You Happy!
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