Hot to Handle Multiple Job Offers


It’s finally paid off – months spent on applying for jobs, hours on preparing for interviews only to find out you’ve got job offers everywhere. 


Great right? Well, you might have a hard time figuring out which offer entices you more, especially when only one company has given you the thumbs up while another has yet to make an official decision. 


This article is especially for those situations – so keep on reading. 


Only Accept Offers You’re Interested In


This seems obvious but you’d be surprised how many people accept offers simply because it was the first one they got. 


Rather, really gauge and find out which offer(s) truly interests you and simply reject the offers that don’t. This means contacting the recruiters that you had little interest in and letting them know you’ve been offered a job elsewhere.


Many recruiters don’t take the time to send a personalised email saying why they didn’t offer you a job. This is your time of showing respect which sometimes you may not have received. 


Ask for Time to Think About the Offer


Some companies are more than welcome to give you a week to decide on the offer, provided you show genuine interest and excitement about the job and the company as a whole. 


Other companies however may have a colder reaction and question whether you’re invested in the role. It could be because the industry is competitive, resulting to look for another candidate. 


In cases such as these, you should find a suitable waiting period for both parties. Also, be careful telling recruiters that you’re interviewing elsewhere as it might be construed that you’re only showing inauthentic interest in the role. 


Figure Out Whether You’re a Viable Candidate


This sounds like it goes against the previous point, but if you read the following carefully, it doesn’t. For the company that you’re genuinely interested in and is considered your first choice, reiterate to them your enthusiasm but also inform them you have other offers.


If the recruiter says they’re at the beginning of the recruiting process, this could either mean you’re not a standout candidate to them, or you may be but the company needs a second/third stage interview. 


Ask them directly if there is anything you need to clarify and answer to speed up the hiring process. If they’re receptive to this, amazing. If not, then the ball is in your court ask whether or not you should risk rejecting an offer.




Although it may seem stressful, knowing that you’re receiving multiple offers means you’re an in-demand candidate. 


It also is an essential skill to handle multiple offers – a skill that will eventually lead you to your new job. 



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Posted 2 months ago