So last Friday I got an offer for a job similar as I currently have at an other company. I have been toying with the idea of looking for a new job as my current job doesn’t offer much in the way of growth and really is just a job. I want career growth potential not a dead end job. Any ways on my way to give my two week my company turns around and tells me to apply for an internal job that I can move into and expand beyond my current role and offers about a 10k a year increase. I tell them I need to make a move ASAP as a result of having the other offer, they tell me no problem I interviewed on Monday, it’s Friday and I haven’t received an offer or any insight into where they stand. The other company is pushing for an response. I did send them paper work and references but never said “yes” definitively. I feel like I’m being played by my current company at the point. The interview went well, every one seemed more than happy about getting me on board but HR is dodging me.. what do I do?

The break down by the way is:

offer at other company:

basically the same job with same pay but waaaay better benefits. Possible career growth but being a similar job I question the true potential. Like this job it would have to be a leap pad into a new department to move up. That’s great but it more or less 3 to 4 years down the road as the job may be similar but requires a complete new set of skills and knowledge. So it’s basically a career reset.

current job and possible new job

I’m be moving into a engineering position that would allow me to use the skills I have learned in current role over the past 4 years. It’s a fundamental shift from my current role but my current role gave me the skills and knowledge to move into this role. this is an actual career move vs a reset.