Deciding Between Job Offers: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Receiving a job offer is incredibly exciting. However, if you receive multiple job offers, your excitement could turn to stress very quickly. How can you make sure you’re choosing the right position or company? Deciding between job offers can be difficult, but you can make your decision confidently by asking yourself the following three questions. 

Where can I grow? 

Opportunity for growth within a company is important. When deciding between multiple offers, ask yourself which organization allows for the most room for you to grow as a professional. Think about who you spoke with during your interviews at each company and what their career paths looked like. Had they been with the company for a long time and seen progressive growth? Think about the position that you’ve been offered. Is there the opportunity to move into a management or director position down the road? Does the organization have a clear organizational promotion structure that they follow?  Growth goes beyond opportunities for promotions as well. Does the company offer continued education? Some companies even offer tuition reimbursement for advanced courses or certifications. Thinking through growth opportunities can make deciding between job offers much easier. 

Who can I see myself working for and with? 

Whether we like it or not, we spend a lot of time at work. In fact, the average worker will spend an average of 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime. Spending much of your time at work means you spend a lot of time with your coworkers. When deciding between offers, think about the people you met at each company and who you can see yourself spending time with. How will you fit into the company culture? You want to like your coworkers, but you also want to surround yourself with people who will challenge you to be your best. When you think about your possible future managers, did you connect with one better than another? Ask yourself who you would trust most with your future career. 

What is important to me?

No one knows you better than you. When deciding between offers, ask yourself what is important to you. Is having a healthy work-life balance a top priority in a new position? If so, consider which of your offers can give you that. If you’re looking for high earning potential, look into each company’s pay and commission structure. 

In addition to the job itself, it’s important to consider how your own personal values align with those of the company. When you find a company with a purpose that aligns with your own core values, you’ll be more likely to feel happy and satisfied in your work. In fact, a survey of LinkedIn members found that 73 percent of purpose-oriented members were satisfied in their jobs. Considering the importance of not only the job duties and perks, but also the core values and culture of a company can help you make the best decision on which job offer you want to pursue.  


Although it can be stressful, receiving multiple job offers is exciting! By asking yourself where you can grow as a professional, who you can picture yourself working with, and what is most important to you, you can make an informed decision and start your new role with confidence. 

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