How do I navigate 2 potential jobs where 1 already gave an offer, and 1 is taking a long time to give an update?

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Congratulations on your successes - amazing way to end/start the year!I'd reach out to company 1 and say "Hi X, happy new year! I hope 2022 is off to a great start. I was hoping to hear from you on our interview a few weeks back. I also wanted to update you that I received an offer and would need to make a decision by the end of this week, Friday Jan 14 (or make up a deadline in the next few days). However, [name of company] remains my top choice. I am super excited about the role, the opportunity to grow with you. Additionally, I believe I could be a great asset to the firm given [insert one to two things about your background that is relevant to the role]. I look forward to hearing from you and remain available by phone or email if you need.Warm wishes'Basically bring the sense of urgency and DEFF let them know you are wanted somewhere else :)
Thank you! This is super helpful:)
iynna's profile thumbnail
Of course! Good luck :)
melissacarty's profile thumbnail
Congratulations on both of your opportunities! I would use the current offer to get the first company to get back to you. I would contact the first company and say that I have an offer from another company that is looking for an answer by the end of the week or by next week. I would make the case of what you can add to the role and firm #1 again (in brief) and that you would be excited to work with the first Company. That will light a fire under them if they are interested. In addition, their offer should be in line with the other offer if not better! I hope this helpful! Best wishes to you! Melissa
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How did it goo!