Every so often, SuccessFactors professionas will find themselves in a situation where, having applied for various roles, they receive several job offers at once. You may be thinking great, all you have to do now is is pick the right one for you. But before making a decision, there are many things you need to consider.
In this blog we will be looking at the main points to consider when you have more than one job offer and why job seekers should give serious consideration to all of their job offers. Some of the most important aspects that we tell our SuccessFactors professionals to consider include; work hours, how long it takes to commute, the remuneration package, overall job satisfaction and career progression. Although these are but a few examples. Let’s take a closer look.
When receiving more than one job offer, location can be a key aspect. Firstly, you’ll need to think about how long it will take to travel to and from work each day. And if you are using public transport, how many alternative routes are available to you, if there are long delays. On average many commuters find that the journey can add an additional 3 hours to their working day, which is fine for many people, but can impact the work life balance. From the job seekers we speak to, more often than not they all say they are more likely to accept a lesser package for a position closer to home. And the same is true in reverse. Some say they are more likely to want more if they would need to travel beyond a certain area.
Learning and Progression Opportunities
In order to get the most out of your working life, it helps to be constantly learning new things or being challenged. We recommend to our SuccessFactors professionals, that when having to decide between several job offers, always consider what learning and progression opportunities each role could offer. Roles with more learning and training options are much more likely to help with your overall career development and progression. And will mean that you can do your job more effectively, which will also put you in line for future promotions.
As touched upon above, all SuccessFactors professionals and contractors need to have realistic financial expectations when considering several job offers. It is always important to think about the kind of package that would come with each offer and how they match up to each other. What kind of base salary are they offering? What would your working hours be? What bonuses and incentives are there? Are benefits included? You’ll need to weigh up the pros and cons with each job offer and decide which suits you best. You may even want to consider your long term plans, as what might look like the best offer in the short term, might not work out as beneficial over a longer period of time.
Overall job satisfaction can have an effect on the length of time you might stay in whatever role you decide, so what are you looking for? Is there a good work / life balance? Do you enjoy the work? Would you feel appreciated for it? Are you comfortable with the level of responsibility? Is the team / company environment a good fit for you? Does the role offer you the opportunity to shine? All of these things should be taken into consideration when deciding between more than one job offer. By thinking carefully about what you want from a job and what would give you the most job satisfaction, you could be a step closer to making the perfect choice.
There are many things to take into account when deciding between more than one job offer, but our advice to the SuccessFactors professionals and SuccessFactors contractors we work with, is spend some time considering each job offer, so that you can pick the right one that will offer you overall job satisfaction.