Accept the first offer you get but keep looking for better roles. The advantage of this approach is that you will have a job to go to and you might even get a better one before you start. The advantage here seems to be that you have nothing to lose, but you should be aware that employers tend to be very well connected and the one you signed up for may well hear about your other applications. Not good Delay formally accepting your original offer until you hear if you been successful with any other jobs you seeking. It can be diffi cult to delay things for very long using this strategy but you could keep your options open by negotiating your original offer whilst waiting for any other offers to come in. The advantage of this approach is that you can responsibly secure your favoured role whilst keeping your options open. The downside is that you may lose everything, i.e. the original offer may be withheld because of your delay and no other position may come through. Take up the original job offer and withdraw from your other applications. The advantage here is that you have been honourable to yourself, the employer and the other candidates with whom you competing. The disadvantage is that the job you get may not be the job you want.
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