I'm searching for a job job for the first time. I'm finding a lot of jobs that I'm interested in and am coming across two things that i suspect are pretty normal. Both of these things involve jobs that would be hiring at various times.
For instance, i applied for a job that stopped taking applications on the 16th and applied for another that is taking applications until the 23rd. One can assume that the job that stops taking apps on the 16th is going to make a decision before the job on the 23rd. Lets pretend that both companies want to hire me. This brings up the two issues i'm facing.
1. Getting hired for two or more jobs with one that pays more.
2. Getting hired for two or more jobs with one that I'm most interested in.
This isn't a problem so much but lets say that i get hired for job A. next week and job B. the week after and then job C. the week after that.
Job A pays less than B&C which both pay the same. I'm most interested in job C.
How do you professionally handle a situation like this? I don't want to turn down a job holding out for a job i wont get, I'm not in a position to do that. But what do you do if a better opportunity comes up after you already accept a one?
I suspect it would be annoying for a prospective employer to hire someone only to have them quit a week later. Is this sort of thing common? Are there proper steps in handling this?