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torn between job offers? 4 things to consider
melissa adams, client relations lead
About 30 percent of human life is spent working. Therefore, it is important to choose the right career for yourself. When you have two job offers on the table, choosing the right one to accept can be challenging. To make an informed decision, you need to have complete information about both offers to compare them objectively. But how will you ensure you make the right choice? Below are a few things to consider.
How Does the Job Align with Your Long-Term Career Goals?
As a professional, you should establish goals that explain how you intend to progress in your career. Your employer can play a major role in supporting you to achieve these goals. As such, you should consider what each company can do for you. When comparing job prospects, be sure to pick the one that better aligns with your long-term career goals.
Choose a job that will challenge you to work hard and grow. A position that holds promise will not only offer stimulating assignments but also demand excellence. A results-driven focus can motivate you to grow beyond your current skill set. In the end, the job will contribute towards making you a better professional overall.
Your job should also offer opportunities for growth, whether through mentorship, educational opportunities, or professional exposure. Such opportunities will enable you to learn new skills and become an expert in your field.
Weigh Salary with Work-Life Balance
There is no doubt that salary is an important consideration when choosing between two jobs. However, you should not let this blind you. Find fulfillment by assessing the culture of each workplace. Working for an organization with a clear purpose will give you a sense that you are doing something meaningful.
The right position will also encourage a healthy work-life balance. As much as you may love your job, it is important to also enjoy life outside of work. Consider choosing a job that offers flexibility in terms of your work schedule. This will allow you to meet your family obligations, engage in your hobbies and explore other endeavors.
Compare Your Two Prospective Managers
Your manager will have a significant impact on your experience at work. A good manager will help you transition into your new role, serve as a mentor, motivate you, and offer constructive feedback. This will contribute to a healthy work environment and ensure continuous professional growth.
The interview will present you with an opportunity to meet your future boss. When comparing two job offers, you should assess your experience with each company. This includes details like how the interview made you feel, whether the interviewers were ready to answer your questions, and how timely and responsive the employer was. Make sure you pay attention to what matters to you most. Generally, you will want to ensure that you get along with your prospective manager.
Go with Your Gut
Once you have done your research and compared offers, you will be in a great position to make a sensible decision. However, be sure to consider what your instincts are telling you. Every new role comes with its fair share of risks, so trust yourself and take the leap.
In the end, the job you choose should fit your personality, enable you to make a positive difference, and bring you satisfaction. At Lutz, we are dedicated to helping you find positions at great companies where you can thrive. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or check out our current job opportunities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MELISSA ADAMS + CLIENT RELATIONS LEAD
Melissa Adams is a Client Relations Lead at Lutz Talent with over 14 years of experience in the recruiting industy. She is responsible for assisting the talent team in managing client accounts, as well as developing new client/candidate relationships. Adams specializes in search and staffing for accounting and finance positions.
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Client Account Management
- Client/Candidate Relationship Development
- Accounting & Finance Industry
- BS, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
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