/ Asked by Cindy
I recently applied for an internal job out of state and got an offer. I got another internal offer that I would much rather go for since it's the position I am in now but also in another state. The 1st offer is waiting for me to move but I would rather take the 2nd. What do I do?
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Congratulations on your job offers! Based on your question, it's hard to understand if you have accepted the first position yet or not. Regardless, I would recommend talking to the recruiter that you've been working with. If you have already accepted the first offer, I would ask what the repercussions are if you renege and accept the second offer instead. If you haven't accepted either offer yet, it's fair to be transparent with the recruiter and/or hiring manager and explain that your true passion and interests are with the second position. Ultimately, you have to do what is best for your career and goals. Recruiters deal with competing offers often so this shouldn't be a surprise to him/her and they can tell you how best to handle.

Good luck!
Answered by Dean, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Hi and Congratulations on having two job offers!
As long as you have not accepted the 1st offer, simply thank them for the opportunity and confidence in your abilities, but let them know you will decline the offer in order to pursue a different opportunity within the company.  If the 2nd offer that you are referring to is not yet a solid offer, then you should be fully transparent and let the the 1st offer know that you are going through the selection process for a different role.  You can ask how much flexibility on time for an answer, then you will need to weigh out if you want to stay in the same role or expand your knowledge of your company.
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