This title will no doubt intrigue many people. They may say, “I’m lucky to get one job offer, let alone be choosy.” You can be choosy today because we are in good economic and hiring times. The same approach wouldn’t be appropriate during recessionary periods.
A job search is a race to the finish, with many corners, peaks and valleys you need to traverse. Yet if you can brace career transition as a full-time commitment to seek an executive appointment, it’s very possible to achieve multiple job offers – a situation that will allow you to be choosy.
You don’t have to take the first job offered
During the interview stages you likely gathered many of the critical details of the potential position, such as remuneration and other benefits. As each offer arrives, evaluate it carefully, and also seek out advice from career influencers such as an employment lawyer.
Unless you are in serious financial hardship, you don’t have to take the first job offered, but can continue looking. As an executive career and job search coach, I’m confident in saying that the right job offer or offers will come along.
Yes, this is tough; it’s not an easy race. In fact it can be downright arduous, challenging and demanding. Try to stay the course, remain within the boundaries you have set in your career plan and choose the job that’s right for you.