So you’ve struck gold and received not one, but two, or even three offers. Sounds great, but how do you choose the one that’s right for you? What can you do to make sure you get the best possible result? This is not as rare as you might think. Many students receive offers from several companies and then wonder which one to choose. What if you get an offer, sign a contract, but then get another offer that really seems like the one you want?
First, think about what kind of job and company you like the most.
Think about why you applied to the company and the role in the first place. Make a list of pros and cons to help you decide between each job. If you want to explore more, you can access the database Advantage of the market line still students through the library. If you can’t do that, you can also find information online to help you make an informed decision. Doing your own SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis can help you decide, so think about what each role offers you.
Yes, salary is important, but it’s not the only deciding factor you should consider when you’re choosing between offers.
There are many other factors to consider. What about the locality of the job offer? Do you need to move, and if you do, is there a relocation/relocation package that will help you or help you find housing in the area? Some companies will be able to do this for new hires, others won’t, but it’s worth asking. Also, it’s never too early to consider your retirement options and which company offers you the best deal. Pensions can also be transferred when companies are transferred, so never forget this fact.
Does the job offer include a commitment to training and professional development?
This can be important for your long-term career goals. A postgraduate scheme can offer different options, but one that offers you study as part of the package should also offer you the opportunity to take a study break, as working full-time and studying can be the worst of all worlds. Committing to helping you achieve chartering or other industry accreditation will help you in the future and of course help your earnings. Having a supervisor who oversees how you approach chartering can help, as can having a direct supervisor who has completed the same qualifications as you. They can give you tips and tricks that will save you time.
Are there any other benefits of working for the company??
If you are not sure, then ask the company – it can be private medicine, a car, bonuses. Ask the recruiter about share options, telecommuting or hybrid work, for example. You may want to ask your network for help – who do you know who already works for the companies you have deals with? Does someone in your network already work for them? If so, can you talk to them informally and ask your questions? Warwick branches are represented by quite a few companies and you can access them through LinkedIn along with e-tutoring the object.
Ask for more time
Don’t hesitate to tell the company that you have another offer. Sometimes they can increase their offer with a higher salary, but this is not always the case. However, it is good practice to give applicants extra time to make the best decision, and no company wants to push you into a choice for the wrong reason. If you want to negotiate your starting salary, research how far you can, or even should, push your salary negotiations. Always keep in mind that you need to be well informed and polite. What do you really think is a realistic best offer and how can you back up your offer with hard evidence to demonstrate that you are worth it? You can explore earnings through Prospects and Glass doors but make sure your arguments are strong and don’t be surprised if you get a no. Think in advance what this will mean for you and whether it will be a decisive factor in leaving the company.
But don’t take forever!
There’s a trade-off here, you’ll only have so much time to negotiate, so use that time effectively. By notifying companies of different offers, it is possible to increase the salary offer. Asking someone else to raise them is an option, but if the company isn’t willing to budge, you have to accept that and make a decision based on that. Negotiation skills are key. If you ask for more, why should the company give you money? Can you justify and can you articulate what you will bring to them? Can you explain your value? It’s never just about the salary, but be honest about what you want while still being polite and courteous.
Talk to someone who is impartial and knows the industry
Friends and family will advise you on what to do and what not to do. Some may have industry experience, but why not talk to someone objective? You can talk to a career counselor who can help you think through your priorities. They won’t try to give you an answer, but they will help you find the one that feels right to you.
Once you’ve verbally accepted the offer you want, be sure to quickly contact other companies that have made offers. Professional Courtesy – Answer and clearly explain your decision, then you’ll need to complete all the necessary paperwork Remember, it’s important to take the time to make the best decision for you and your career, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.