I work in the electronic engineering design industry in the UK, have been there for the last 8 or so years full time (with a student job during university).
I have been informally offered a role at a new company. This would be a 10% pay rise and a couple of other changes to benefits.
I have only been at my current role for 18 months or so, which will mean a very short time at this company (I wasn't long at the previous company, but that was due to reasons which I find easy to explain at an interview).
While my current role is good at the moment, but I cannot see myself being in it this time next year, as there doesn't appear to be a way forward for me. I've spoken to my manager about it, and while he's supportive there's only so much he can do.
My options are:
- take new offer, and stay there for a good number of years to dispel any job-hopper image
- turn down new offer, and hope something good appears in a year
- ask new offer to wait for me
My instinct is to go for the offer now, as opposed to turning down the offer. My question is though, can I ask them to wait? How long could I ask them to wait? Long enough so that I'm not such as job hopper?