In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the process you should use to decide between two or more job offers.

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One of my subscribers sent me a message through YouTube asking the question that basically translates into, “How do I decide between multiple job offers?”

Well, the answer to that is actually pretty easy and let me just explain. Before you start your job search, you have to sit down and ask yourself this question, “what's most important to you in the next job or organization? What will I need to see or hear to believe that it's the right place for me to join?”

Once you have asked and answered that question, it is easy because you can matchup the jobs are proposed and the way the firm is explaining the upside to these opportunities to you with your own particular goals and ambitions. You can matchup compensation that you were looking for with what's been offered to you.

This it doesn’t mean that you can't be flexible and frankly, you should be, because, often, the original requirements are not based on any reality. They’re completely ungrounded magical kind of thought .

“Oh, I wish I could become the such and such. No, I'm a programmer and love to be the CIO.” Completely unrealistic.

But, assuming that you were realistic with what your interests and motivations were, line up your offers against those goals. Having done that, once you have it narrowed down to a preference, then you have to do one extra step.

Assuming that I may need to look for job again, what will this opportunity do for me in terms of the marketplace, in terms of my marketability, in terms of what my long-term goals are, not just simply what you want to accomplish now but what you look at want to accomplish of your career.

Once you match those of up, sometimes your answer becomes a little bit different. But only you know how you should weight the scale; by that I mean only you know what you should put extra emphasis on. Is it the money now or the upside potential in the future?

I can’t answer that kind of a question; only you can. But, that's the mechanics of how you should really go about doing it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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  1. login2ak

    @Jeff Altman… Hey Jeff.. Great video.. I do have a question though…I
    was applying left and right for jobs and I finally got successive
    interviews with two companies… Both companies are great. The only
    difference is the bigger name of the two is in a town while the smaller one
    is in a city with lots of future prospects… The smaller company gave me
    the offer first and I accepted.. a few days later I got the second offer
    and they have asked me whether I would accept… Now I want to ask for more
    time to think it through… Whether I want to live in a god forsaken
    desolate township with a good salary and an amazing company on my profile..
    or an economically vibrating city with tons of companies to switch to after
    a couple of years, but working at a company, which people donot know
    outside that state… So how should I ask for more time?? .. And after
    going through the offers, which job do you think should I go for?.. Both
    jobs require me to put in a lot of effort initially and both fields are of
    my liking, so I don’t have a preference work wise… Thanks in advance..

  2. login2ak

    @Jeff Altman… Hey Jeff.. Great video.. I do have a question though…I was applying left and right for jobs and I finally got successive interviews with two companies… Both companies are great. The only difference is the bigger name of the two is in a town while the smaller one is in a city with lots of future prospects… The smaller company gave me the offer first and I accepted.. a few days later I got the second offer and they have asked me whether I would accept… Now I want to ask for more time to think it through… Whether I want to live in a god forsaken desolate township with a good salary and an amazing company on my profile.. or an economically vibrating city with tons of companies to switch to after a couple of years, but working at a company, which people donot know outside that state… So how should I ask for more time?? .. And after going through the offers, which job do you think should I go for?.. Both jobs require me to put in a lot of effort initially and both fields are of my liking, so I don’t have a preference work wise… Thanks in advance..

  3. login2ak

    @Jeff Altman… Hey Jeff.. Great video.. I do have a question though…I was applying left and right for jobs and I finally got successive interviews with two companies… Both companies are great. The only difference is the bigger name of the two is in a town while the smaller one is in a city with lots of future prospects… The smaller company gave me the offer first and I accepted.. a few days later I got the second offer and they have asked me whether I would accept… Now I want to ask for more time to think it through… Whether I want to live in a god forsaken desolate township with a good salary and an amazing company on my profile.. or an economically vibrating city with tons of companies to switch to after a couple of years, but working at a company, which people donot know outside that state… So how should I ask for more time?? .. And after going through the offers, which job do you think should I go for?.. Both jobs require me to put in a lot of effort initially and both fields are of my liking, so I don’t have a preference work wise… Thanks in advance..

  4. JoeJonasloverr123

    That was great!! Thanks. I was contemplating between 3 job offers. And
    trusted my gut feeling. I guess money will come to you eventually through
    hard work

  5. JoeJonasloverr123

    That was great!! Thanks. I was contemplating between 3 job offers. And trusted my gut feeling. I guess money will come to you eventually through hard work

  6. JoeJonasloverr123

    That was great!! Thanks. I was contemplating between 3 job offers. And trusted my gut feeling. I guess money will come to you eventually through hard work

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