Say you’ve just received two job offers.
One with an extremely reputable company that you know will look amazing on your resume (and you’re pretty sure it will lead you onto greater things at some point in the future). And one that won’t look ‘as good’ on your resume (still not horrible though) but you think you will get better experience there than you would at the other potential job.
Which would you choose? And if you’ve ever faced this dilemma before – which did you choose?
Making big decisions
I had to answer this question myself a couple of months ago when I was making the decision between a few internship offers and it was such a struggle (a good problem to have, I know, but still a struggle).
Should we spend our precious time on something just because it’ll make our resume ‘look good’?
I’m not talking about a job you would kill for and it will look great on your resume too. Of course you should take that one.
I’m talking about the one where the only reason you’re taking it is to make yourself look better on paper. Is it worth it? Is having a good looking resume really the best tactic to get where we want to go?
And should you take the job that everyone says is the better offer? Or the one that you have a really good gut feeling about? (in an ideal world these offers would be one and the same but from experience I know that isn’t always the case).
What do you think?
I would LOVE to hear if you’ve had to make this decision before – what did you decide to do? And are you happy with the decision you made?
Just leave a comment below and let me know, I’d really appreciate hearing what you think!