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One of the toughest parts of a job search is deciding which offer to accept. There are no easy answers, as almost every situation differs. The lack of a consistent hiring timeline by public service employers makes decision making a difficult part of the search process.

You can almost always buy time after you have received an offer. Since most job offers do not have to be accepted on the spot, you have the chance to consider all of the factors, such as responsibilities, salary, training and supervision.