||Juggling Job Offers
By Nick Corcodilos
After job hunting for several months, you just received a written offer from Superfluous Systems, Inc. It's a decent job and
better than your current one, but it's not as exciting as two other jobs you're interviewing for, with Better Systems Corp.
(you're in the final stages) and Dream, Inc. (you're about to have your second interview). Offers may be imminent from one or
The Superfluous job would be fine with you, but you'd like to hold out to see what happens with the two other companies. The
trouble is, Superfluous wants an answer by the end of the week, and neither of the other companies will be ready to make you an
offer by then.
No one said juggling is easy.
This is a point where many job hunters get confused and rattled. Should you take the sure thing
and cancel your other interviews? Or, should you let it go in favor of the uncertain but more attractive "two in the
This is also the point where people begin to question their ethics. Would it be okay to take the Superfluous job, then
quickly leave if one of the other companies delivers an offer? How can you juggle staggered job offers?
. . .
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Fearless Job Hunting
Nine: Be The Master of Job Offers
Myth-Busting Answers For Fearless Job Hunters:
- The company rescinded the offer!
- Non-Compete: Did I really agree to that?
- Am I unwise to accept their first offer?
- Can I use salary surveys to goose up the offer?
- The bird-in-the-hand rule of job offers
- Juggling job offers
- Give us the pay stub
- Vacation Time: What's good for the goose
- How do I decide between two offers?
- How to decline an offer
- Does a counter-offer include pay-back?
- Am I stuck with this non-compete agreement?
- How do I ensure the job offer matches the job?
- How to avoid a "bait and switch" job offer
3 How to Say It tips
PLUS: 4 sidebars packed with advice to give you the insider's edge!
Nine: Be The Master
of Job Offers
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headhunter who serves up tough love to job seekers
while taking job boards and others to the
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