In today’s precarious workforce, soon-to-be college graduates who are fortunate enough to have multiple job offers, will likely spend a lot of time trying to choose the ideal job.
Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward at FOXBusiness News says this “decision-making trap” needs to be avoided, and that those who spend more time deciding between job offers tend to be “less satisfied with their final choice.”
When it comes to decision making, there are two basic approaches: satisficing and maximizing. Satisficers tend to jump at the first option that meets their minimum set criteria for what they want, whereas maximizers tend to be more exhaustive in their search, availing themselves of as many options as possible before making a decision.
The challenge with maximizers’ decision-making style is that “people are limited in their ability to rationally evaluate all options and identify the single best outcome.” When you have too many options at the outset, you may be left playing the “what if” game. This kind of thinking isn’t productive — or even healthy — for that matter. Attempting to identify that single, ideal career opportunity can cause more harm than good.
Woodward says new graduates need to realistic about the job market, set deadlines for making decisions and understand that their ideal job won’t come around right away.
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