This has been causing me so much stress lately. I'm in need of some opinions.
I have two potential job offers, which is great, but now I don't know which one I should pursue.
I guess in a nutshell, the 1st job offer seems a bit unsatisfying in terms of advancing in my career. I'll be starting at the bottom of the totem pole doing really boring redundant work that doesn't draw from my skills, but I'll be surrounded by pros and given a pretty great salary. But this position is no longer within my intended career goals. Ideally I want to stay within the video game industry, but this job is already veering away from games into animation. Which is still great, but not in my ideal plans. This company seems pretty stable, but their future plans just keep turning away from gaming.
The other one is from a starting company who already secured some funding. I'll be given a Lead title, which is a pretty high title. I'm going to be in charge of one complete department and completely be free in pursuing my career goals. But because this company is starting, the future with this company seems uncertain. I'll be drawing from my current skillsets, and I won't have pros around me to help if I need it, so anything I learn will be on my own. I don't know if this company will be the new Disney or just crash and burn after a while. Also the salary won't be as high, so I'll be making some sacrifices. But this company will stay competely inside of the game industry.
The perfect solution would be to take one offer and try it out and if it doesn't work, switch over to the other one. But the problem is both are giving me an offer at the same time, and they want me to start full time at the same time. If I say no to one, the doors to that company close for good, so I can't just openly say no and then show up months later expecting the offer again.
Thanks for taking the time to read this wall of text and give me any insight if you can.
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Natalie wrote: While I see what the other vixens are saying, I think the other job has a lot more stability. Is that something that is important to you? In this economy it is definitely something to look at. I'd sit down and really think about what my priorities are. If this gaming company fails, what is your plan? You may not get another opportunity like this. I'd personally take the first job, but this is your choice. Which one are you leaning towards?
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honey wrote: I'm thrilled for your opportunities but that sounds shockingly low for an engineering type job, especially if it's in California, where a lot of those jobs are. Do you have a bachelor's or higher? If so, an entry level job should start at least 10k higher than that. I'm only mentioning this because it's incredibly important to be your own advocate and know your worth, and it's ok or even expected to negotiate for more, especially since you have two offers on the table.
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