There’s no doubt about it the job market is heating up! You might get two job offers and be stuck deciding which one to take. For those of you who haven’t had to deal with this situation this topic alone may make you roll your eyes. Who doesn’t want to have multiple offers?? Even though the situation sounds like a dream, it can be quite stressful. You’re making a big decision about the course of your career and you don’t want to be left with doubts. Here’s a few tips that we use to help coach our candidates through the process.
- Decide on what’s important to you. Take a step back from the information and reflect on what makes you happy. Is it flexible hours? Working with high-profile clients? Having direct access to the key decision makers? Jot down a list of all the things that will allow you to thrive in your new role. If you want to take it an extra step you might develop a decision matrix to weigh each job option.
- Ask for more information. During the interview process it can be easy to forget to ask the questions you want to know the answers to about the organization, the work and the role. Jot down the questions you want to learn more about and reach out to your recruiter. They will be more than happy to raise your questions/comments with your potential new employer to help you make the right decision.
- You have the power to negotiate. Negotiations can be tricky but that’s not to say that you shouldn’t go there. It’s often easier to negotiate contract terms before you commence a role than when you’re employed in the organisation. Salary negotiations can also provide you with further insight into how the organisation manage remuneration and benefits. You may find your new prospective managers says ‘let me see what I can do – I’ll get back to you ASAP.’ Or they may drop the process entirely – a good indication of what it would have been like to work with that employer.
The world of work is changing. People have learnt that salary can only make you so happy and that things like culture, work/life balance and career planning can sometimes be more important than money.
At Brook we offer work closely with all our candidates to help them make the right career move. Try Brook and experience the difference.