Never Take the First Offer On the Table – Why You Should Be More Selective

I was recently talking to a friend who had lost a job and she initially was going to take a little bit of time to herself before jumping into a new job; however, she decided to start the job hunting process rather quickly. She ended up landing a job which she was unsure if it really met all of her criteria but accepted the offer anyway. Before she had taken the job, I had advised that she take some time to interview for other positions. Why? I believe it is always wise to have create multiple options before settling on anything. I guess she figured that getting an offer right away is better than no offer and this also would save time from having to set up multiple interviews with other companies. After a few weeks, she said she will keep the new job but will keep her eyes open for a better job. (She decided she wanted a job that was fully remote at this stage of her life for the convenience and enhanced quality of life as opposed to commuting a few days a week). If she had taken the extra time at the start of the job search to to set up more than one interview, she could then choose what would be her very best option rather than settling.

This perfectly exemplifies the importance of being selective and as I like to point out, why you should never take the first offer on the table. I guess I should never say never as there are certain instances in which you might take the first offer when it is a time sensitive issue or something that is chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Of course there are always going to be exceptions but generally speaking, when you are in control of making an important life decision, have options and critically weigh them all out. People often complain that they never have many options to begin with so they just take what they can get. This is a very weak mentality to possess and one that needs to be shifted from scarcity to ABUNDANCE. If you believe you don’t have options, then you will lack the ability to generate them and never really be presented with any. If you switch your mind to believe that you can attract plenty of options, heck–let’s make that UNLIMITED options, then you’d be amazed at what your life will begin to attract and have to offer to you.

When given more than one option, there is nothing wrong with being selective as one should be thoroughly examining each option before impulsively taking the first one or just settling for anything that comes their way. This applies to just about anything from choosing a job, a life partner, place to live, college to attend, etc. Life is all about making the right choices and living your very best possible outcomes. Always keep your options open and take your time when making your final selection as being selective will often work in your favor in the long run.

3 thoughts on “Never Take the First Offer On the Table – Why You Should Be More Selective

  1. Jas krish

    Most people suffer from this especially while hunting jobs…just pick up the first job which comes by..the desperation or maybe the immediate need over rules the mind…the desperation for stability.
    It is always better to be selective and go for something which stimulates the mind…..One can always go for something which is readily available because of the circumstances but should not stop looking for something better…Stay blessed 🙏🌹🙏

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    1. Make Up the Life You Love Post author

      100% !!! YES, too many people just take what’s readily available which is why they often end up unhappy when they should have been more selective as opposed to just looking for stability. Well said! Thank you and stay blessed as well! 🙂

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