"It's Up To You - And It Comes Down To You Choosing The Best Offer"!
Are you entering the workforce for the first time? Or are you already working but hoping to get a better position with your current or a different company? Whatever your position, ask yourself this question - are you going to take the first offer? Or do you want to learn how to get lots of offers from which you can choose?
By the time you finish reading this page you'll have access to information dealing with such issues as:
* Career advancement, offer of employment, negotiating job offers, salary negotiating, accepting job offers, evaluating job offers, job offer negotiation, employment offers, accepting a job offer, career strategy, job search strategy, career research, professional advancement and MORE!
* Learning how to get the best offers
* Learning how to choose the best offer
Discover what successful people know about getting and choosing the best offers!
Okay - you've done your research and decided on the industry/field and its respective companies with whom you're interested working.
Now you'll begin the process of applying for the individual positions.
Whenever you begin a job search, you'll increase your chances of getting the position you really desire if you put in applications with or send out resumes to as many companies and for as many work positions as possible.
This is known as "diversifying". And it can yield a variety of options from which you can choose.
When you practice this approach you can find that you have the "problem" of Choosing an Offer.
Make the most of what you know
When you were researching and deciding for which industry/field and possible companies you were interested working, you asked yourself many specific questions about just what you desire from a work position.
It will be based on these answers that you'll weigh out all of the different aspects when Choosing an Offer.
The "tricky" part comes when you get an offer right away. When there are other positions you still desire to check out.
You know an employer has the desire to fill their position as soon as possible, so it's only fair and right that you make a choice within a reasonable amount of time.
So what do you do?
Tell them that while you really appreciate their offer, you need a little time to think about it and get back to them because you're looking at other offers.
This can work as a plus for you. It lets an employer know you're not "desperate" or totally dependent on working for them. In fact, it will send them the message that other employers believe you're an attractive prospect.
If one company decides they really desire you, they will be ready, able and willing to "up the ante". They'll offer to agree to more of your desires to try to "out bid" another company.
(It's interesting to see these "gambling" terms ... But - they work well because getting the most of what you desire when Choosing an Offer is like playing a high stakes card game.)
But - you need to play smart. And you need to know when to hold and when to fold.
If you keep any employer(s) waiting too long, they can "fold" on you. Use your intuition, insights and intellect to know when this is happening. You'll need to strike a fine balance. You don't want to lose at this game. The point is to "win" the biggest "pot".
Make use of all the research you've done. Make use of all the answers to your questions. Apply them to the different offers you get. This is the only way you'll be able to make the best decision when Choosing an Offer.
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