How to navigate the tricky waters of possible multiple job offers?
February 26, 2013 8:28 AM Subscribe
I'm a UI/UX designer who is flat broke and unemployed. I'm independently interviewing for 2 positions at the moment and have 3-4 other positions that I have or am about to interview for through a recruiter. Some are temporary, some are temp-to-perm, and some are permanent. Some are also more interesting to me than others, including one that I'm most interested in which I've been waiting to hear back from for the past week or so. However, the temporary positions (2-4 weeks) have more immediate needs and are more likely to lay something on the table in the next few days if they end up giving me an offer.
My question is: If I get a call that says "We'd like to offer you the position", how do I respond without an immediate yes and still be in consideration?
posted by gregoryg to work & money (6 answers total)
I don't want to accept something and two days later get a call from a more exciting company that they also are offering me a job. And if I were in that position, is it possible to rescind my acceptance before anything is signed?
Other general advice for the situation would be great as well, as I've never been in a situation where I've had to worry about these sort of logistics before.