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 should I tell a job that I would like to review my other offers?

Lets say I apply to job A, B, and C. Job A calls me back next week and says they want to hire me and I am starting next week. But I have yet to hear back from job B, and C. How can I tell job A that I ...
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Acceptance of job by email: to “dear” or not to “dear”

I have received a formal job offer and have been emailed a pdf formal offer letter to sign and return. Everything's in order, the letter has been revised to reflect negotiated terms, and I'm prepared ...
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Can I decline an offer after signing the contract, when the company hasn't signed it?

I've signed a contract with a company, but said company has not signed the contract themselves to confirm that I'll be hired (I'm going through background checks at the moment). I have been asked to ...
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How to approach to HR after rejecting offer

A week ago I was qualified for a software engineer position and HR offered me the position. Because of salary issues during negotiation, I declined the offer. Now after I thought more about it I think ...
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How to handle final stages of the offer? [on hold]

A couple of companies have verbally told me to collect my references and they are putting together an offer: I am still interviewing with some of the top companies in the Bay Area. During the ...
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How to decide whether to stay in a safe job or take a risk on a new opportunity? [closed]

I've been unhappy in my job for quite a while now; the company is very 'traditional' and not forward-thinking, there aren't any opportunities to progress and development is limited. That said, it's a ...
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New employer spoke to someone who was not supplied as a reference [closed]

My partner recently applied for a job and was offered it - which she accepted. Today she received a call saying that after speaking to her references they are withdrawing the offer. After some ...
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How can I make the most of this situation? [closed]

For reasons that should be obvious, I've created a separate StackExchange account to ask this question. I do not have my resume up online anywhere. No where on line do I make any mention of looking ...
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Should I feel morally obliged to stay at a job where I'm an appreciated key player? [closed]

I've been working for three months at a somewhat early stage startup as a remote employee. Generally things are going well, the company is glad to have me on board and they just gave me a great ...
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No more interviews - when to negotiate salary?

Although this is similar to the "When is the right time to negotiate a salary?" questions, I've found myself in a slightly unusual situation, at least by my own experience. I've applied to a large ...
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What are the possible answers for this question “Why didn't you join as an employee?” [closed]

I am working for a big insurance company as Contractor joined 6 months ago. I have a meeting with one of our Sr Directors to get to know each other. Our team is small-medium sized, about 40 members. ...
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Job offer accepted, having another interview where I really want to work. How to communicate this in the inverview?

The Situation I have finished by study and applied to several jobs and have already had an interview with Company A and Company B. Company A is my first choice (better work, better salary, better ...
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What if I tell my potential employer I don't want to “haggle”?

I have been interviewing with a company for about a month for a position I'm excited about. I would like the job, but I have also made it clear that I am comfortable at my current job and am not ...
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How do I professionally respond to job extension? [closed]

I was alacrity to work in my existing company and they have offered extension to few more months. I wanted to say thanks, has it really help me to learn more about the technologies and get to know ...
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Reason to convey to new employer for rejecting already accepted offer

I'm a software professional. I got an offer in a company with a good package. But my current employer offered me an opportunity onsite which I feel is more valuable compared to the package offered by ...
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Does HR asking for salary slips and earliest joining date mean I have got the job? [closed]

I had 2 round of interviews and then after about a week, I got a mail from the HR saying "Kindly send me your last 3 months of salary slip and also let me know how soon you can join us.". Does this ...
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Importance of the average mark [duplicate]

As suggested in this comment on academia.stackexchange.com, I'm moving my question here: I'm doing my master's degree in computer science in a university in Germany. Unfortunately, I'm not one of the ...
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New Grad handling job offer while interviewing with other companies [duplicate]

So I finished an internship with a company and they want me back after I grad. I was recently offered me a position that is awaiting my response. No deadline given yet, but it will be filled for the ...
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What can be negotiated on a US goverment General Schedule job offer?

I have been offered a US government job that is on the General Schedule pay system. This is the 3rd time they have tried to fill the position (I didn't apply the other times). The position requires a ...
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How to handle multiple job offers by a new grad? [duplicate]

This is the situation of myself and many of my friends. Since I am an immigrant and I just passed out of college, the burden of getting a job offer as soon as possible is heavy. Finally I get one and ...
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Reference from former employer whose offer I have declined

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I think this case is particularly complicated, so some advice would be extremely helpful. Back in early December I accepted an offer from company ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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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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 ...