Whether or not you are an active or a passive candidate, your next career move is always critical and should never be considered without all the facts.
I hear a lot about companies who operate a one-way recruitment selection process and don't give their candidates an opportunity to explore their "nooks and crannies" to ensure an alignment of their values, cultural fit and the role presents future career potential.
As a candidate, please respect yourself and if your prospective employer prefers to be closed and not allow you to conduct due diligence then they're likely to be the wrong option for you.
As an employer, you need to ensure that candidates have all the information available for them to ensure the move is right. After all, if both parties are certain the move is right then it is more likely to be a success.
According to Forbes Magazine, 40% of executives fail in their first 18 months in a new job. Prudent due diligence throughout the application process can greatly reduce the risk of failure. You are fortunate to find yourself torn between accepting or declining an exciting, new executive position. In all likelihood, you did a sufficient amount of research before your first interview. If this was not the case, you undoubtedly would not have made it to this point in the application process. There’s a great deal of work involved in a search for the executive job seeker. Organized due diligence will help ensure your success.