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Job candidates receive multiple offers, decide quickly: Robert Half Finance & Accounting

April 30, 2019

More than half of job candidates receive multiple employer offers and take only a couple of days to decide which to accept, according to a survey of US workers released today by Robert Half Finance & Accounting.

The survey found nearly six in 10 job seekers, 59%, have received two or more offers simultaneously when applying for jobs. And a majority of professionals surveyed, 58%, reported making their decision in two or fewer days.

The top five reasons job seekers accepted one offer over another include:

  1. Salary
  2. Benefits
  3. Advancement potential
  4. Commute
  5. Position’s responsibilities or challenges

“Companies hiring today need to know their top candidate is likely someone else’s top pick as well,” said Steve Saah, executive director of Robert Half Finance & Accounting. “Salary is the No. 1 factor for many professionals looking to make a career move, so employers should put together a compelling compensation package right away. In-demand professionals have options, and you may not have a second chance to make a better offer.”

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