My field is very in demand right now which is quite exciting as I am more senior in my experience and finally reaping the rewards of the years of work I have put in.
I am in the blessed position of being recruited right now by multiple companies and I am very torn about which path to take. Job 1: company is a competitor and it would be an executive level role reporting into the CEO and they are looking for a decision by next week, they have told me I am their only candidate. The process has been easy as the CEO decided they wanted to bring me on board so conversations with others have been about convincing me to join, it is a sure thing. This would be a demanding job. Job 2: a company I currently work with (but not mine) is recruiting me for a role for an incumbent who was promoted out of who I would be able to continue to work with and is great. This is a competitive interviewing process down to 3 of us and the last set of interviews and an assignment are expected to be wrapped up in the next 2 weeks. This is a good company with an excellent reputation and the role will be important but is not an executive level role. This will likely be the least demanding of the 3 roles. Job 3: earliest in the process, this company contacted me for an executive level role . They are a great company, excellent reviews of leadership, and the best salary of the three. This will be a competitive process and is not a sure thing, I also still have more to learn about the position. They are interested in me and my expertise but did notice they don't frequently hire outside of their peer industry set which I am not in. This will be more demanding that job 2 but not as much as job 1. If i had my choice of the positions, knowing what I know now, I would pick job 3 as I see it with the greatest long term potential. Alas here's my dilemma, do I pass up job 1 in the hope that job 2 or 3 becomes a reality or do I go with job 1 that is a good job (wouldn't hesitate if these other jobs weren't in the mix)? While my field is in demand, I am at a level in my career where there are generally one maybe two people like me in a company so wouldn't say something better will come my way. These jobs pay substantially more than my current salary which impacts my eagerness to leave my current company and role, yet not desperate to do so. Very anxious to make the right call. Thank you.