Sep 04, 2018 - 07:04 PM
If you have two job offers, the first thing you want to do is evaluate each offer on paper. Take a hard look at the pay and benefits offered by each job. You also will want to consider other factors, such as your commute (time and cost), how much business travel is involved, and any personal expenses that each job might entail, such as the buying of new clothes or uniforms.
Check out each company’s social media accounts, and see what people are saying there about the company. Also, see what’s being said about each company in the press, and be sure to check out company-rating sites such as Glassdoor to consider comments from current or past employees. While some current or past employees may have an axe to grind, look for common complaints or patterns about mean bosses or scant career growth opportunities. If you’re uncovering the same complaint over and over or seeing any patterns with complaints, consider this a major red flag.
When you’re making your final decision, look for how each job meets your career priorities and whether the company culture – and compensation – are a good fit for you. Go with the offer that provides the best of both worlds—the career advancement you’re seeking, plus the salary you’re seeking.
Aug 14, 2018 - 02:24 AM
Before deciding how you want to handle each company, consider who your top pick is. If there's a clear winner in your book, you can let them know you are considering offers but they are your top pick. Only considering companies you want to work for can save you the effort of considering lesser offers.
If you head into an interview at one company after another has offered you a job, you can use this as leverage but must do so carefully. Pay close attention to how the interview is going and proceed only if you believe yourself to be a top candidate. Mentioning that you have an unexpected offer you need to respond to is a polite and honest way to ask a company to speed up their decision. TheMuse goes into more detail about handling multiple job offers.