Have you ever heard the saying, “A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush.”? Simply put, this means a definite thing is still better than 2 maybes. The same goes with Job Offers.
If you are actively looking for a new career then you are probably interviewing and applying for jobs. Some of these opportunities are probably AWESOME. They would offer a pay raise, a chance to work close to home and to work at a job that you have dreamed of doing.
However you have also interviewed and applied for jobs that are like your most recent one and have true experience doing. After a couple of interviews they come back and offer you the job. Is it your dream job? Maybe not a dream job but a very good job that you are qualified for. Now comes the dilemma. Do you accept or hold out for what is the dream job.
I have heard of this scenario many times. What do you do? That is when I always go back to this saying. “A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush.” I am not saying you should accept it just to accept it. But if you have a good feeling about the job and feel you can be successful there – then YES – ACCEPT IT. Do not stall or wait to see if you get the other jobs. There are 100′s of people applying for those other jobs too. If you do turn down the job offer and do not get the dream job then you are exactly where you started – Still looking.