Responding to job offers and multiple offers
Congratulations, you were successful at interview! However, try not to rush into accepting a job offer without being sure that it is the right opportunity for you.
Things you should consider when offered a position include:
- on accepting a job offer you enter a contractual agreement with the employer - it is better to take time considering the offer than to change your mind later
- following the verbal offer you should receive a written offer, via letter or email, clarifying further details such as location, pay and terms and conditions
- if you want to negotiate on salary be realistic. Research what similar companies pay for a comparable role and be reasonable during the negotiation process If you have the enviable problem of deciding between multiple job offers don't just base your final decision on salary.
There are a range of other things to think about:
- consider what motivated you to apply for each role - go back to your research
- reflect on the people and the environment - how did you feel at interview?
- consider which role will offer better progression routes and opportunities for skills development
- how do you normally make good decisions? Pros versus cons or gut instinct?
Rather than making a rash decision take a few days to consider the above.