Make the right choice between two job offers

If you find yourself in the enviable position of having more than one job offer to consider, make sure you do your homework – and don’t ignore your instincts

If you find yourself in the enviable position of having more than one job offer to consider, make sure you do your homework – and don’t ignore your instincts.

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Like buses, you wait ages for a suitable job, then two come along at once. So what should you do when faced with multiple job offers?

First, don’t panic or turn it into a crisis, and second, enjoy the moment. Then start to think rationally about how you are going to choose between the two positions.

‘One of the best exercises to do in this situation is to create a comprehensive list of the pros and cons for each position and compare the two,’ advises Nick Simpson, chief executive of specialist healthcare recruiter MSI Group.

‘If you still aren’t able to make a decision, try drawing direct comparisons between the positions. Establish the factors which are most important to you, such as work-life balance or company culture, then compare each role based on these.’

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This article was first published in print under the original title 'Make the right choice' in Nursing Standard: volume 30, issue 31

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