Interviewing Tips/Multiple job offers

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I realize this isn't exactly in your ideal field of question but I really hope you can try and help me.
I received three job offers today. I have the excuse of having been out of my city all day but, to be honest, I need 2-3 days to decide which job I want to take. Is there a good way I can explain this to the employers without them taking back their job offer?

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Dear Kes:

It is usually expected that a candidate will take a bit of time to make a decision.  With that being said, you need to be enthusiastic and appreciative.  Ask for a specific amount of time, and give a specific date.  You could answer something like this:

"I greatly appreciate this offer and I'm really excited about working with your company. I wonder if I could have until Wednesday to get back to you on this opportunity?"

If a company tries to hardball you into giving an answer, it is a red flag.

Stay true to your deadline, or risk the offer being withdrawn.

Warmly, R. Butler

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Ruth Butler

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I will answer questions about resumes and how to do well on an interview. I am a former employment counselor and I have owned my own resume and career counseling business since 1982.

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I have over 24 years of experience in this field. One of my greatest achievements was being asked to serve on the Employment Services Committee of our local outreach. I also conduct workshops and am a guest speaker at many schools and for our local outreach.

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