How To Juggle Multiple Job Offers
In our industry, we meet capable candidates every single day; however, many fail to fulfil their potential due to the way in which they present themselves. In order to help them deal with this, we offer a 1-2-1 coaching service that helps them to embrace the opportunity that comes with an interview but to also get the most from the experience.
Through a combination of working with stronger candidates that are more capable and the right interview coaching, often, SuperGrad candidates will find themselves in the positon of having several job offers.
Turn Yourself Into a Chooser
When you are being selected for and attending interviews, you should be looking to turn yourself into a chooser. What this means is that if you get one offer, then you have been chosen but if you have a number of offers then you can pick the role that suits you, turning you into a chooser. Being a chooser is what you should aim to become because it enables you to take advantage of an opportunity that fits your needs and aspirations. Therefore, when it comes to the best choice from a financial perspective, you will only realise this when there are a number of companies making an offer.
It Comes With Challenges
Having several job offers to choose from is a great position to be in but this does bring with it a few challenges. The first challenge arrives the very minute you receive an offer, especially when your strategy was to receive as many job offers as possible. You will wonder how to respond to that offer in a positive way while also going through with the other interviews that we have put in place for you.
Essentially, dealing with this kind of situation requires some element of forward thinking but some candidates are unfamiliar with being in this position and that leaves them feeling awkward. An example of this would be a friend asking you if you wanted to make plans, only for you to reply with “can you wait for me to find out what my other friends are doing first”.
When it comes to being in this position, we consider the best response to be this:
Potential Employer: We are extremely excited to make you an offer of….
(Reminder: At this point, you need to provide them with a positive response to their offer, however, you still want to keep your options open when it comes to attending further interviews)
You: This is brilliant news because I think this is an excellent opportunity because [here you need to summarise the reasons why you think this is a great opportunity]. My expectations are to come back to you to accept your offer but as you are aware, this is a process that I am taking extremely seriously. Over the course of the next few days, I have two other interviews to attend, as I would like to see them through to the very end. I will then consider your offer and have my answer the following morning. My aim is to remain at the company for several years and so, it is a priority of mine to ensure that I make the very best decision for me and not a quick decision. With that in mind, I am enthusiastic and excited about the opportunity that you have offered me and I have no reservations about it, therefore, there is every chance that you will receive a call from myself on Wednesday morning to accept the offer. I assume that works with you?
At this point, the company would find it difficult to say “no” because that would be highly unfair and unreasonable, especially after you have been positive about their offer and their company.
Of course, the example above should not really be used verbatim but it is an extremely good approach to use as a basis that you can work from.
If you feel as though you want to accept an offer from this company, because you believe that they are the absolute correct choice for you, then there is no need to draw out the process any longer than is required. Now is the time to begin asking questions in an attempt to improve your knowledge of the offer and if possible, negotiate certain aspects of the offer.