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Finally, a job offer comes and then out of the blue comes another one! Well, at least it wasn’t after you accepted the job but none the less there’s a tough decision to make. It’s almost inevitably the same scenario: the one job pays more money but the other despite paying less comes with perks the other one is missing.

In the end don’t you have to look at the jobs like this? Which one is going to help me to be more successful? Which aligns with my career and lifetime goals better? Which will be more satisfying to me? The answers can only be provided by you.

Desk job with training
Desk job with training Omar Havana/Getty Images

Desk job with training

The perks in the second job are between two to four weeks of corporate training. That’s a rare thing today, typically only top shelf companies that want to ensure that you’re on the same page as they are. Another thing is vacation in the first year-another perk that’s definitely not in every job offer.

Customer Service with a smile
Customer Service with a smile Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Customer Service with a smile

Then there was a third offer. This one was a surprise; you thought after the interview that they were passing you by because you didn’t fit their culture. Isn’t that in itself a reason to pause and reconsider this one? Maybe your feeling was right and you won’t “fit in” there or perhaps it’s a sign that this is the one?

Highest paying position
Highest paying position Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Highest paying position

The job that pays the most is probably the most attractive offer. It’s like they are paying you what you’re worth. Typically these kind of offers expect the candidate to have enough experience to “hit the ground running” so training won’t exist. It’s up to you to ask the right questions to survive and be successful.

In the end don’t you have to look at the jobs like this? Which one is going to help me to be more successful? Which aligns with my career and lifetime goals better? Which will be more satisfying to me? The answers can only be provided by you.

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