CategoryJob Offers

How to Ask for More Time to Consider a Job Offer

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Deciding on a job offer is a big decision. Your job consumes a huge amount of your time and impacts your quality of life in significant ways. So, when you receive a job offer after a completing a long interview process, you want to make sure that you’re feeling confident about whether or not it’s the right fit. Now, ideally, prior to receiving a job offer, you’ll have been...

5 Things to Say When Offered a Job Over the Phone

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It is common to be offered a job over the phone. Many times, the hiring manager will want to verbally tell you about the offer so that they can express their excitement about the potential of you joining the team, gauge your interest, and answer any immediate questions. Receiving a job offer over the phone is exciting, but can be a bit challenging to navigate because you have to think on your...

6 Signs You Will Receive a Job Offer

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The period after you wrap up your final interview with a company and before you officially hear back from them on a decision is filled with emotion. You’re reflecting on everything. Analyzing every conversation.  Wishing you had responded to that one question just a little bit differently.  And as you’re going through that, you’re constantly refreshing your email to...

Pending Job Offer: What Does It Mean

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If you’re in the midst of an interview process, you may hear the term “pending job offer” from a recruiter or hiring manager. And depending upon the the context and whom they’re referring to, that you could mean good or bad news for you as the applicant. To that end, this article is going to define what the term pending job offer means, and answer related questions about...

How to Respond to a Job Offer: A Step-by-Step Process

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Receiving a job offer after a long interview and application process is an exciting accomplishment. And once you receive a job offer, you’ll want to ensure that you respond to it with professionalism and care. The way that you initially respond to a job offer can dictate how much time that you have to provide a formal acceptance or decline of the offer, the way that you approach...

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

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Evaluating a job offer is an imperfect science, but it’s one that’s important to get right. To help you in that process, this article provides seven criteria that are important in evaluating a job offer. The criteria are largely inspired by the book What Color is Your Parachute, which lays out key factors for job satisfaction in the Petal Exercise. After walking through those...

Should You Take The Job Offer or Wait for Something Better?

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Choosing whether or not to accept a job offer is an important decision. Your job has a massive impact on your life and accepting the wrong offer can have some serious negative implications. On the flip side, if you pass up on a great opportunity, you could find that you’re looking back in a few months, or even a few years, and kicking yourself for what could have been. In fact, in Daniel...

How To Decline a Job Offer Due to Salary (With Sample Response)

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At the end of the day, salary is one of the most important factors when deciding on a job offer. And as excited as you might be about an opportunity, there are many cases where the salary that you’re looking for, and the budget that the company has available, simply aren’t aligned. In cases like what I described above, you’ll have to decline a job offer due to salary. And...

How to Decline a Job Offer After Accepting

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You complete an interview. You receive a job offer. You’re excited and you accept it. But after the initial excitement wears off, you find that you’re starting to have second thoughts. Maybe it doesn’t feel like as great of a fit as you first thought. Or possibly your current employer came back with a strong counter offer that’s compelling you to stay. However it happened...

How to Decline a Job Offer Without Burning a Bridge

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Getting to the end of an interview process and receiving a job offer is an exciting accomplishment. However, just because you received a job offer, it doesn’t mean that it’s the right fit for you. And, ideally, you want to be interviewing in a place where you can be selective about what offer you take to try and find the perfect fit for you. So if you find yourself in a position where...

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