Multiple Job Offers? Tips for How to Handle Them

In Colorado’s employment market, where top talent is in high demand, it is not unheard of for a quality candidate to receive more than one job offer. First, congratulations! Second, here’s how to handle the multiple requests.

Determine Your Best Fit

You may be tempted to accept the position that pays the best, has the shortest commute, or the greatest opportunity for advancement. However, before making a knee-jerk reaction, slow down and get clear about all the benefits and potential problems each employment opportunity offers. Consider your values and what will be the best fit for you both now and in the future.

  • Is this somewhere you would want to stay, and for how long?
  • Does it offer you the future you value for yourself? For your family?
  • How can you grow with the company (both professionally and personally)?
  • Do they have a culture that aligns with you? How or how not?
  • What non-salary based benefits are offered and do those matter to you?

Do additional research if needed, such as checking out online reviews, news articles. or social accounts, talking to other employees, shadowing an employee, or asking questions directly to HR or your future supervisor.

Make and Communicate Your Timeline and Decision

If you are offered a position but are still waiting to hear back from another company before deciding, be upfront and honest about your timeframe. As soon as you make a decision, let the companies know. They may have another candidate they could offer the position to, and that candidate is likely waiting, just as you are, to hear back.

Have integrity in your communication, as you never know when your paths may cross again. If you determine the choice you make isn’t a good fit, you may be able to go back to the other employer and see if they still have a position to consider you for.

Talk to Someone You Trust

Sometimes talking to a trusted family member or friend can help you sort out what may be the best choice. An objective outsider can give you some insight you may not have thought of. In the end, it will be your decision that aligns best with your goals, dreams, and priorities. Best wishes!

Searching for employment in Colorado? Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) is a leader in staffing, working with employers to find them the best and brightest. If you have what it takes, give us a call at (303) 430-1441 and get started in your new career with temp, temp to hire, or permanent placement opportunities.

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