Sometimes, you can apply for dozens of jobs and hear nothing. Other times, you can apply for a couple of jobs and get multiple job interview requests. Or perhaps, during your search, you can be approached by a recruiter about a job opening.
Interviewing for one job can take a lot of time and effort. Actively interviewing for more than one job at a time requires even more effort and adds greater complexity to your job search decision-making process.
You want to make the right decision, and it can be difficult to make the choice in the moment – a reason why there has been an increase in the number of candidates backing out of jobs after they have agreed to take on a new role.
If you are interviewing for multiple jobs, here are some important tips from Toronto recruiters to help you navigate the situation:
1. Be Clear In What You Are Looking For:
Choosing between two offers is tough, especially if they are both good opportunities. Be clear with yourself about what you are looking for so you can communicate this to hiring managers.
2. Ask About Timelines:
When juggling multiple offers, it’s important to understand the timelines and hiring decision process for each company. Know when a firm decision has to be made.
3. Don’t Lead Them On:
Avoid making any false or misguided statements about your intentions. Don’t commit if you are not ready to make a final decision. This can be particularly difficult once an offer is made. If you are not ready to commit right away, ask for time to make a decision.
4. Assess Your Options Carefully:
Assess the offers in front of you. Weigh them based on a variety of factors – compensation, opportunity, fit, work-life balance, and other things that are important to you. Compare and contrast your options. Consider the pros and cons until you are ready to make a final decision.
5. Make a Decision And Commit to It:
Once you commit, it’s important to stick with your decision. Make sure you put in the time to make an educated and well thought out decision about your next career move.
6. Notify the Other Employer:
Don’t forget about the company you didn’t choose. Politely thank them for the opportunity and inform them you are taking another offer. Don’t ghost them.
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