Questions about the last step of the hiring process. Possible areas can include how fast to respond, how to handle multiple offers, salary negotiations, etc.

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How to negotiate a salary with a known pay scale with steps

I have been offered a position via email that is covered by the US government General Schedule pay system. Basically, the system has 15 grades each of which has 10 steps and the salary of each grade ...
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How do I turn down an offer, if I have already signed an agreement?

I got a job offer from company A, thus I have tendered my 2 months resignation notice to my current company. I still have one more month to go till I join the new company. But today I have received my ...
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Should I mail the recruiter if no response from interviewer after positive technical interview

I wrote a written test in a software firm. As far as I know, I scored top. Then they called me for interview for the engineering position. The interview went well. Then they called me again for ...
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Salary range of $m to $n, depending on experience… Why?

I've seen a number of job openings that ask for this. The difference between m and n can be substantial. Why would a company do this? Is it to get the hopes up of a potential applicant, and then ...
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Legal implications of being unable to start a job after signing an offer [on hold]

I currently have a job offer with big company B. The start date in the contract is due for 8 months from now. I'm thinking on accepting the offer, but I'm concerned about what would it happen, if for ...
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After starting a job I found it was advertised at a higher pay grade. Should I raise this with my manager? [duplicate]

I joined a new company in the beginning of 2015 at grade 5 (though the salary difference wasn't that much more than the previous employer), I tried to negotiate but they said that the offer is final ...
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What period of the year do companies distribute budgets to hire new consultants? [closed]

I am a recent graduate and working as a developer consultant right now. I am in the waiting-for-interviews period and I want to know if this is a good time for companies looking for new hires or if ...
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What will my new employer ask my referees if I've already accepted their offer and will start soon?

I will start working at a new company very soon and I am excited because it is my dream job. They have previously made me an offer and I have accepted it, and I have signed the employment contract and ...
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Is it reasonable to mention another offer when leaving my current job? [closed]

I work as a software engineer with few years experience, being hired on a junior position and having since then getting two consecutive promotions and considerable raises (at least 8-12%) each year. ...
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Is it immoral seeing tutorials and documentation and other information about an technology you are not very familiar [closed]

Recently I graduated with a degree in Computer Science. I have being searching for jobs ever since in Web Development. I've seen a lot of job opportunities are asking for MVC knowledge, especially ...
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how long should I wait to hear back? [duplicate]

I went to a job interview for a factory. (This is going to get confusing so bare with me) I applied for a machine operator, and they interviewed me for a line worker. Well after looking over my resume ...
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What to do if the hiring manager stops replying? [closed]

I was told I'd get an offer by 10th. Then I made a call to my hiring manager on 12th, which he didn't pickup. I left a voicemail, and he has my number because we've worked together before, but it's ...
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How does at will employment work in the context of a (demanding) entry-level position?

This article seems to summarize well the implications of at will employment: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/employment-at-will-definition-30022.html I am a recent graduate and the majority of ...
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Salary Negotations

I am fairly new to the concept of yearly wages verse a hourly rate. Or when it is appropriate to ask for more money. Here is my situation. I was working at a startup company for a year making less ...
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Not receiving hours agreed on in acceptance letter [closed]

I was hired for a job and my acceptance letter stated it would be for 40 hours, however my supervisor has cut hours to 32 without any kind of notice. So I wanted to know is this practice legal??
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Do I accept an offer from a company that I am not likely to join? [duplicate]

I have a complex situation brewing here and I do not know what to do right now. I have an offer letter from a company, that I got extended till the 15th of this month, which was termed as my last ...
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I was told I'd be getting an offer letter by early this month, but its 10th already. Should I ask my hiring manager again? [duplicate]

I was contacted by a manager, whom I'd worked with earlier, that he had a position for me. After a week of silence, I called him to ask him if there was a timeline to the offer letter. I was told I'd ...
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Decline job offer after telling them to speed up the process [closed]

I received and signed company A offer, while awaiting final interview with company B. So I told B that I received an offer from A but have not signed it and see if they could expedite the interview ...
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How detailed are employers in background checks? [closed]

I understand that employers will check employment and academic history including the dates. But does anyone know if they will check the specific projects/tasks that you mention in your resume? Is ...
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Received verbal offer, waiting on offer letter, but [closed]

I know there are a few questions about verbal offers vs. written offers but my conundrum is unique in that I received a verbal offer and have not yet received my written offer, but I totally jumped ...
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Employer not responding to my calls after making an offer [closed]

One and half month ago, I started to work on a mission of 1 month (ended on November 20). At the end of my mission, the employer gave me two options: work from home (I'm 250km away from the office) ...
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Is it professional to ask about compensation when offered relocation and training to a foreign country?

If one is verbally offered relocation for a job in a foreign country, is it appropriate to ask about the terms of compensation (i.e. salary, medical benefits, etc.?) before moving forward, e.g. the ...
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Accepting offer that requires a work visa: should I decline other offers?

I have received and will be accepting an offer for a position in Switzerland that requires me getting a work visa (the employer is helping with this). While there's never been a case of someone in my ...
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How should I reply to an email which feels unprofessional after declining a technical interview/test?

I recently got a telephone call regarding a new opportunity. We scheduled a technical Android test completion date on the coming Sunday/Monday. The other party asked me how much I was getting paid ...
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Email recruiter to thank them [duplicate]

I received two job offers through two different headhunters. The one I turned down was quite disappointed, she genuinely felt hers was the better role for me (which it might be - it was literally a ...
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Renege on signed job offer [closed]

I received two job offers, accepted and signed the first contract that came through (was worried either job might fall through considering my previous experience with rescinded verbal offers). Now I'm ...
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1answer
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Decline job offer when using recruiter [duplicate]

I received a job offer which I want to decline, the recruiter went above and beyond to negotiate the salary, considering I had an offer elsewhere but told them I preferred their role, but at the end I ...
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Am I still in a position to counter-offer?

After a rather successful interview, I was sent a formal job offer. During the interview, I was asked what I'd like my salary to be. I tried to avoid naming an exact figure, but in the end I ...
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Declining a job offer and added to blacklist

Company A extended me a job offer verbally two days ago (Monday). They promised to provide me a written job offer letter to review and consult with my parents, but they failed to do so because they're ...
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2answers
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How to handle two job offers professionally [duplicate]

I have received two offers, both verbal awaiting specific details about pay etc. I have a clear preference for one of them but they have been quite slow in the process, both jobs are through ...
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Applying directly and through recruiter for different jobs same company

I applied online for an analyst position at a bank but received no feedback except an automatic reply that the application was received. A few weeks later I was contacted by a recruitment agency about ...
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Is it okay for a recruiter to ask for sensitive information over the phone for an initial interview?

I got a phone call from a recruiter for an "IT consulting firm" that wants to set up an interview for me with "HR." He has also sent me an email about this opportunity. I got a second call, and he ...
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Is it a good idea to point to the person that referred you after you decline an offer?

I just read this in an answer: As your last of piece of unfinished business, make a point of thanking the person who referred you to Company B. Yes, you decided to stay with A but thanks to that ...
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I accepted a position for after I graduate (6 months away), and then Google calls? [closed]

I've been interning at my current workplace for a year and they offered me a full time position after I graduate, which is 6 months away. I weighed the pros and cons, and even though it's not exactly ...
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I got a nice opportunity for interviewing with a company but for now I am unable to accept

I got contacted by a company from another city with two job offers. Now, working at this specific company would match my long term career strategy and steer it in the right direction but there are two ...
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Should I refuse new job offer details?

If I have a job offer from another company and my current company asks for details on the new job offer should I refuse? I know there is no advantage to giving the new company name so I wouldn't do ...
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Why there is no 4-day job? Why everyone must work 5 or 6 days? [closed]

In my crazy country, adult must work 5 or 6(Saturday) days per week. Start at 8 or 9 A.M. and finish in 6 P.M., with additional(they say this is default, which is very laughable) 20-30 hour/month ...
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Job offer contingent on references from current position

I recently received a job offer contingent upon professional references being verified. The offer is good I am very interested in taking the job. There is one issue, the HR person is insisting that I ...
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I had a good offer I declined, is it appropriate to let my employer know in a performance review?

I had a good offer in another company. It was like a 20% higher the money I´m making now. I declined it since I was happy in my current company but I´ve always had the feeling I was underpaid. I´m ...
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Should I send another application after two weeks?

I need some help. I'm 26 and I've applied two weeks ago for a position in a small company (40 people) writing directly to the hiring manager. I had the 90% of the requirements, with the exception of ...
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Should I ask an HR representative about timeframe for next round due to another offer?

I had the interview process going on for about a month with co. 'A'. Meanwhile, I had a telephonic HR round with another bigger firm 'B', offering a much better opening on Monday. on Tuesday, 'A' made ...
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How to re-apply to a company after rejecting a job interview?

I've rejected a job interview offer where I think that the position they offer is not suitable for me. In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I wait before re-applying? ...
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Employment etiquette: should I apply for job B with a company, whilst waiting to start work for them on job A? [duplicate]

I've interviewed for and been offered a position with a local company (charitable sector). It's a part time position which is low paid, working with service users on a particular project (job A). ...
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Can I refer an under qualified friend for a job?

I have a friend who attended university with me (on the same course) and he had to drop out at a late stage due to personal reasons. Since then he has kept an interest in software development, but has ...
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Can an employer revoke a job offer if I have an F on my transcript?

I'm currently a college senior in engineering and I've accepted a job offer starting after graduation. They require that I send them an official transcript after graduation so they can verify that I ...
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Would it be possible to work for a client? [closed]

My client has asked me to work for them. I see there's a clause in my contract like this: The Employee agrees that during the term of the agreement and for a period of three months following the ...
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Interviewing - Reason for job change when leaving current employer too early [duplicate]

I am from an Indian community that works in one of the metro city for a reputed US based MNC firm. I joined this company 4 months back and this is my second employer (so you can guess I am just ...
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Asking for Confirmation of my Upcoming Job Offer

I am currently working a student co-op position at a company. It's like an internship, except I take time off of school to work full-time for the company. This is intended to be three semesters of ...
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I received a job offer, but I was not hired

I received a job offer, but I was not hired. Agency can not get education verification from university and company decided that I am ineligible for hiring. What can I do?
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Accepting a Job Offer After Recently Getting Another One [duplicate]

Suppose a person recently started working for company X (he has been working there for one month). He then receives a good job offer from company Y. Are there any disadvantages for the person to ...