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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To interview at another company (B) after accepting an offer from company (A)

I am in a little bit of fix. Recently I had been interview by a company "A", and received a job offer from them, which I formally accepted by signing. As with desperate candidates, I had applied to ...
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What are some good ways to negotiate a salary raise? [on hold]

Suppose at company A I make X dollars (in thousands). An offer from company B is made for X+1 . What is the best way to negotiate a higher base salary (e.g. X+7 instead)? Would things like ...
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Waiting for the Job Offer letter

So here is a situation i find myself in. I have attended several interviews through the course of my career and i have been successful in securing offer letters within a period of 1 week from the ...
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I am negotiating with new employer and he texted me he is hoping to contact me

I am negotiating to change my job, but the job offer does not include the salary details and I am waiting for that. However, yesterday my new 'employer to be' texted me 'hope to make contact ...
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Trading fixed pay for shares on a project which is about halfway complete [closed]

A few years ago I worked for a software company which paid me an average salary. While there I had an idea for an internal project which greatly reduced costs, and emphasized my employers such project ...
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My ex-employer wants me back? My reporting manager never liked me [closed]

Today my ex-employer asked me if I am can join company back. I am not sure how to evaluate. I was the second employee of the off-shore branch. I was liking the job and learnt a lot of technologies. I ...
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Verbally accepting a job but no reply?

I verbally accepted a job on 5/6/2015. The manager looked over my resume and said that I just need to fill out an online application. He sent an email to HR and said that I verbally accepted, so we ...
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Employee Agreement wording regarding ownership of programs developed while employed [closed]

First of all, I'm new to the professional world of programming/development. Recently graduated and was lucky enough to land what I think is the exact job I was planning on working my way to. ...
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References not checked

I recently interviewed with a company and received a job offer. Prior to the interview, I was asked to provide three references, but even after getting the offer, none of my references have been ...
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Is it okay to tell the preferred company that you have received other job offers?

I have recently applied to Company A. I have gone through the 1st and 2nd interview and everything seems to be going well. In the 2nd interview, the senior manager told me that HR would get back to me ...
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7answers
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Is it a common tactic to bluff about a job offer? [closed]

Specifically, I am wondering if it is common to bluff about a job offer in order to encourage a company I am interviewing with to make an offer sooner. What are some unforeseen consequences of doing ...
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Is there a conflict of interest in offer letter

I received a job offer from a company with following clauses Clause 1: We expect that you will not engage in or do any business or render any professional service outside the company either on ...
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The benefits I can ask for from companies in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate from a masters in CS from Germany. I currently live in Germany and looking for a job. However, since I'm new to job hunting I'm such a newbie in contracts and contracts ...
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Losing seniority at present job for a better opportunity [closed]

I'm at my present job as a programmer since 2007, in Northern NJ. I have 3 weeks of vacation, work from home when I have/want to, a good rapport with my manager/team and name recognition across our ...
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Ethical to accept job offer I may not start

Is it ethical to accept a job offer if I may accept another position before starting? A company extended to me a job offer; they offered median compensation for my field and area. I am also a ...
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Small Company Postpones Final Interview, should one be cautious?

I recently had a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview and assessment with a small software development company (less than 20 people), the company itself is less than three years old. ...
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Given notice period and left without job offer [closed]

Recently I left a job with 2 months notice period without getting a job offer. The reason I left was because I had not been paid my salary for 3 consecutive months. During this notice period I was ...
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Need a vacation 6 months after starting, when to bring it up?

For reasons explained in this question, I am currently looking for a new place of work. I have recently received a verbal offer from a hiring manager and have been told that a written offer will be ...
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Job offered, interview done, salary offered, how to follow up?

I recently applied for a paid internship position at one of the banks in my country. The HR rep called me and scheduled me for an interview. I did the interview and the next day they offered me the ...
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It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
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Should I let my manager know I'm considering another offer?

I currently have a full time job that is going well, but beginning to stagnate. I received an offer for another job that I'm very interested in, but still unsure if it's the right time to move on. Is ...
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my offer letter says “this offer is valid, subject to your clearing the reference check”. [duplicate]

my offer letter says "this offer is valid, subject to your clearing the reference check". what does it mean? Reference check was done or it will be done after the acceptance of offer
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Multiple offers - De facto standard for turning down offer due to low pay

I have been fortunate enough to receive offers from four different companies after taking a week of vacation days to interview with about 12 companies in total. What a scheduling task indeed. Two of ...
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Change jobs to earn more, or stay the same to gain experience? [closed]

The truth is that I think I have little experience, I'm working for less than 2 years in the same company, have no other professional experience. Before that I was a researcher for three years during ...
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3answers
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Is it unethical to switch jobs just after one year of coming onsite [closed]

I work for an IT firm and got an onsite to US last year. Now I got an very good offer (45 percent hike plus perks) in a US MNC. I made sure that all my tasks are complete before I leave and completed ...
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Wasn't given time to ask questions in interview and now given job offer

Yesterday I had a job interview doing software development for a branch of the government. Though it went well, I was certain I didn't get the job as they were looking for someone who was highly ...
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Turning down an offer that I knew I would never accept due to relocation

I got a very good offer from a company I interviewed with recently, but I will turn it down since it implies relocation to a different city, and this is something that I did not want to do from the ...
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If I accept an offer, but then my company counters with a big increase, can I negotiate an increase with the offer I already accepted?

So I have accepted an offer. I was not expecting my current employer to counter with such a big offer. Can I bring that up to the company I accepted the offer from already to negotiate a better ...
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Got a job offer sent a counter proposal, got no response

I was interviewed for a software development job. A position which calls for expert level skill. the hiring process was long and difficult , the final technical interview lasted more than a 4 hours. ...
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Signed, Accepted And Emailed back Job Offer Contract: No Confirmation Back [duplicate]

I have received a job offer via email. The email contained a formal contract of employment signed by the owner of the company. I have accepted the offer; ie, signed it, scanned it and sent it back as ...
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8answers
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Employer has changed offer after I already accepted

I got a job offer from a reputable company that I have accepted after negotiating with the technical manager who I will be reporting to. Strangely, I got a call today from the HR telling me that there ...
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Job offer from a competior [duplicate]

How can I break the ice to my present employer about a job offer from one of our competitors? The company I work for is like family in fact my best friends spouse is the president who I need to talk ...
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Verbal offer received, negotiate now or wait for written offer

I'm in a special situation where myself and 2 long time colleagues have been contracting with a company. After some time of contracting, it was made clear on both sides that the company wanted to ...
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Potential employer is uncontactable [duplicate]

I have recently applied to position X at a company. However they saw that I was more interested in field Y as listed on my CV so also put me forward to position Y which I previously did not see on ...
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Realized made a mistake when I took my last job. How do I approach other companies after rejecting their offers?

Six months ago, I had three offers on the line, and I chose the one I thought was a better fit for me. However, this company was horrible and had some ethical issues going on. As an accountant, I ...
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Post-interview - should I follow up on this email if I've rejected the offer? [closed]

To summarise my position: I was approached by a recruiter with a job at a London startup. I stated that I'd be looking for a £45,000 minimum salary (relocating from North West, England) which he ...
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Interviewing at the same company after accepting verbal offer

I have received a verbal offer and have verbally accepted the offer for a new position within the same company where I currently work. The written offer is contingent on a reference from my current ...
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working for much younger single manager

I have been given an offer in a nice company: like the technology, package, salary and perks. There is one problem: my manager is 10 years younger than me and he is a single techno-geek who fits right ...
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Usefulness of a “playing with open cards” strategy about the wage on a job interview? [duplicate]

If they ask, what would be your idea about the wage. In this case normally I play with open cards, similar to this: "Before you I earned between X and Y, and my goal to have an increasing trend on the ...
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Should I take this new job? I feel guilty for leaving and obligated to stay. Currently mentoring new hire and working on a big project [closed]

I've been working at a company for a year and 5 months and I'm considering an offer from another company. During my tenure at this company, I've experienced a lot of ups and downs that a startup, ...
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Should I accept the first job offer I'm given, to start in nine months, if I might change my mind before graduating?

As a bit of background, I am currently still in school and will be graduating after my next semester. I am currently employed with a part time internship at Company A and have been working part time ...
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Delaying the offer letter

I had interview on 23rd Feb and i was informed by HR through email on 24th saying that my profile was selected for that particular position.I asked her on phone about expected time to get offer letter ...
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Got an offer from a software company: may *I* ask for a code sample now? [duplicate]

I know this question will raise eyebrows and I kind of enjoy it. I passed the interview with a company making software, and got an offer. May I ask for a sample of their codebase? The reason is that ...
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Grad student accepts internship offer and is contacted and offered dream internship elsewhere right before starting [closed]

I'm a student and I applied to many internships over winter and only ended up interviewing with 5 in total, one of which (company A) gave me an offer for a different, less relevant internship after ...
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How to negotiate as an entry-level developer

This May I will be graduating from university with a computer science degree, as many people are. I have been on the job hunt for awhile, and have now received two offers. My first offer (at the place ...
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Call or E-mail?

I recently got a phone call (they left a message) telling me a position had opened up and if I was still interested. Within a minute of that message, they also sent an e-mail simply restating the ...
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Politely push job offer?

I have two job offers that I need to respond to within 48 hours if I want the job. There is a third company that I allready had two job interviews with, but they didn't offer me a job yet. However, I ...
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Employment contract says the position is subject to credit check, background check, reference check, and drug test. Will they actually do all of that?

I am a college student accepting an offer for a six month internship at a smallish startup. Their employment contract states "As standard procedure for all new hires, this position is subject to ...
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Do companies usually not reveal their benefit package until you sign the acceptance offer letter?

I got a request from HR to accept an offer by signing a letter. It’s not a contract, but indicates I signed the letter. Does that mean I would have to accept the offer without knowing their benefit ...
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How to respond to a low salary offer?

Recently I've responded to a job listing for an open position in a local business. Their ad clearly said that the salary they offer is between 1200$ to 1500$ depending on experience etc. After the ...