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I have interviewed with several units and it went really well.
1) What should I say if I'm given an offer at one place, but am still waiting on other offers?
2) How long do I have to decide?
3) What is the best factor to consider when deciding?
I may be able to help with some "generic" advice about new job seeking/job offers.
Most offer letters will state a time/date they would like your reply. Most places that are looking for employees move quickly on offers, especially if the market is hot. Realistically speaking, any place that will offer you employment in a hot skill area will be more than happy to "take you", even if you take a little longer than they would like to "consider" their offer.
As to deciding factors, those are as individual as the person seeking employment, and one factor may outweigh others on a sliding scale. Some of the factors to conside are: salary, commute times, opportunity for advancement, educational opportunities, duties, management styles.... the list is LONG.