This is an extract from Pat Storm’s Don’t Say I Never Told You – A guide to life from a loving father to his millennial daughters
As you move up the career ladder and gain valuable experience there will be situations where you have competing offers as organizations are scrambling to secure your talents.
Always remember that the interviewer will have over sold the job. You need to make sure the next organisation is going to be a better fit, or at least be on the pathway of your chosen career journey.
Comparing competing job offers checklist
Comparing competing job offers is a stressful time as most organisations will expect a swift response, although do not fall for the trick for a swift decision, as I did back in 1985.
“We are so impressed with you ________ that I will offer the job right here and now, the job comes with___________. Since we have been swift so must you. We need to know your answer before you leave the building. Have a walk around, talk to whoever you like, but make that decision.”
To help you I have created this checklist in my book.
Full template available from PatStormBooks.com Don’t Say I Never Told You – A guide to life from a loving father to his millennial daughters
Because a rating exercise is subjective, and each element is not equal it is tempting to use some form of weighting to come up with a single score. Please avoid doing this. The reason being is that you cannot turn a subjective exercise into an objective exercise. It will always be a judgement and include your gut instinct.