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 approach new job salary negotiation when current job pays nearly half of industry average?

I am a business analysis/BI manager at a small-to-medium sized company that has seen huge international growth. I progressed here since finishing my higher education and have built some seniority, ...
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How to deal with “Why did you accept the other offer?” when declining/rescinding acceptance of an offer

I accepted a job offer from Company A a few months ago, but I never signed any contracts. Company B contacted me for an interview and gave me a better offer. I decided to accept it, so I notified ...
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Stock options offer - questions employer should answer

When evaluating a stock option offer at privately-held start-up company, what questions re. the options plan the employer should be able to answer? What is really a private information that cannot be ...
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Understanding and negotiating stock options offer

I am considering joining a start-up company and as a part of the compensation package I am offered a certain amount of stock options. How do I evaluate and negotiate this part of the offer, given ...
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How can I tell when a prospective employer is just desperate?

Question / Back Story I have been going back and forth with a prospective employer for about 6 months now. Initially, I found this company because I was looking for a new job. Initially I accepted an ...
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More desirable position comes out just after I already took another one in the same company - What should I do?

Some background: I'm a Computer Engineering student close to graduating and I've been looking for a C/Embedded job for a while. I'm not really into hard electronics which is why I didn't take EE but I ...
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Are companies allowed to hire me and then tell me to start training for the job before it starts?

My friend recently got a coop job (he's a university student). The job starts in 10 days. His exams finish tomorrow and the manager who hired my friend told my friend to start training for the job and ...
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Rescinding an offer for a trial remote working period

I know someone who recently asked her boss to work remotely because she's relocating. She also asked for a raise that she had been promised a long time ago that never materialized. Her employer said ...
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Compensation vs technologies vs career growth potential [closed]

I am a new college graduate (or rather, I will be in May), with a BS in Computer Science. I have two job offers, but I'm having a very tough time deciding between the two. To avoid asking "which job ...
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Professionalism and Rejecting Job Offers

Situation: I had applied to two positions through my contacts. One which is an unlikely but awesome job in my city. Another which is less awesome (but still good) in a foreign country with messy ...
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Would an entry-level web developer learn more working for a startup or large corporation? [duplicate]

I just finished school and have no work experience in web development other than a few small freelance projects. I have received two job offers and am wondering which path would be best for continuing ...
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Is Software Engineer or Computer Science more in demand in today's job market? [closed]

I have an offer for Computer Science as well as for Software Engineering for my undergrad. What stream should I select looking at future job market?
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Am I overreacting to company taking time to email documents? [duplicate]

Last week I received an email stating that I will be receiving a formal offer during the course of this week and then two business days later I received a phone call asking for my formal answer to ...
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How do I politely decline an offer to extend internship when I plan to move to a different company?

I'm currently doing an internship at a company for a fixed-month period, which I'm now close to the end of. Recently they approached me and asked if I would like to stay longer, instead of going back ...
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Resign or stay?, great opportunity vs tough situation [closed]

I'll give you some background on my question so you can understand why is this a little difficult for me. I'm a programmer, I work at a Venezuelan startup, i'm currently the lead developer and I ...
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What to do if I receive two job interviews at the same time?

Stemming from this question, I actually managed to get another job interview for a different company. I hear back about my status from the first interview on Tuesday. I have my interview for the ...
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Mentioning previous salary in interview to make a point [closed]

I'm looking to interview for a reasonably high paying position in market analytics with a corporation. I'm well qualified, I have demonstrable experience and I've gotten real results. One of the ...
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How to get more time to wait for other job offer ? [duplicate]

I had an interview with company A (4 days ago). The manager called me yesterday to go back today to talk about the paid. But I had an interview today, so I told him that I need to see a doctor. For ...
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Contact future employer

I want to thank my future employer for offering me the job. I know there are a lot of example letters on the internet but my situation is different. I accepted the job 2 weeks ago via a recruitment ...
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Cleared Interview, Submitted Documents but yet no Job Offer from HR

Recently 2 months back I gave an interview at a software company. Soon after that they told me I cleared the interview and asked me to fill certain forms. However, after hearing my expected salary, ...
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Bad idea to take first job in new department? [closed]

I am about to graduate, and take my first real job in the programming world. I got an offer from an established company, that seems to be growing healthily. I was about to take it when completely out ...
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Job offer: the new job title sounds unimportant [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer with 10 years of experience and a great resume. During the last few years my job title has been some variations of Senior Software Engineer. I've been looking for a new job ...
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Waiting for offer letter more than one week [duplicate]

I had an interview 10 days ago. At that time the employer told me that "you are confirmed". However, I am still waiting for the offer letter. In the meantime, I contacted the employer over the phone ...
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Reasons companies insist on presenting you with an offer in a face to face meeting?

I'm to meet with a company's HR representative to give me an offer for a job I applied. The HR person insisted on having this offer presented to me in a meeting. I asked for an email with the offer ...
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Applying for one job while you wait for another application [duplicate]

A friend is wading through a slow interview process with one company, and is considering submitting another application (to a much less desirable place) in case this one does not work. What is the ...
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A coworker beat me to resignation. How can I resign in a professional manner?

I began work at a medium-sized startup that neglected to inform me of their impending acquisition. It is possible that it had to be kept secret due to legal reasons, but the fact of the matter is I ...
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Having employer confirm position before accepting- ethical?

I wonder what the practice is these days: after a job interview is the person who is looking for a job expected to confirm to the position ("I would like to be part of your team") and then the ...
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Employed but recruited for new job that starts in 4 months - Advice on Notifying Current Employeer

I am currently employed and another company contacted me about a new position the company is creating. They are hoping to have the individual start on July 1 - four months away. They targeted me as ...
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How long should one wait to see if they got the job?

I recently interviewed with a company on Friday in which I think the interview went really well. Now that it's Wednesday, I'm starting to get some jitters that I may not have got the position. I have ...
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How to factor health insurance cost into salary decision?

I work at a small company where we pay 100% of employees' health insurance premiums. The cost can vary dramatically depending on whether an employee waives coverage, wants individual coverage, or has ...
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Past employer actively sabotaging my colleague's job search efforts?

I am listed as a reference for a former colleague (let's call him Bob). When working together at a past job (small company that had some financial troubles), Bob was unexpectedly let go for reasons ...
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In a job that differs from the one you applied to / interviewed for

Suppose that you apply to and interview for a position entitled Senior Engineer. All in-person discussions refer to the position as Senior Engineer, but the written offer uses only the job ...
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Leaving a Job before 1 year [closed]

I have been in my current job for 7 months. I work for a trade association, mainly responsible for external affairs (community, government, business to business, etc.). Over the past 7 months I have ...
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How can I best calculate a salary when the job title they are offering me doesn't seem to match any existing job roles?

Say you are getting hired and received an offer of 'X' for title 'A'. You want some thinking time and are doing some research online; for example glassdoors. Title A is not known on the internet and ...
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Have worked two part-time jobs for nearly two years. One offered me full time. How do I tell my boss? [duplicate]

I have been working at an IT company for two years as a co-op. Four months later I received a part-time job as a motion graphic designer. Both jobs gave promise of full-time employment from both jobs. ...
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How can I professionally offer to accept a previous wage after they rejected my proposed counter-offer? [closed]

I was offered a job in healthcare for $X + benefits. The pay is less when compared to my current job, but I wanted to move to be closer to family. I didn't want to leave money on the table so I made a ...
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Re-applying to a company after declining a job offer

A year ago I applied to a company, went through the entire interview process, and was given an offer. I tentatively accepted the offer, but then turned it down due to the possibility of my wife being ...
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Job Offer and Health Insurance Portability

I am pending an offer on a new job. I have a dependent who is receiving health insurance coverage through my current employer. Can this be a deal breaker for an offer when I port it to my new ...
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To what extent does “getting it in writing” matter for at-will employment agreements?

In evaluating job offers for start-ups and for firms that have different forms of compensation (equity, stock options, bonuses, etc.) it is often a thrown around phrase that you should "get it in ...
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Swapping internship position with friend

That’s a weird one. Recently I’ve applied for some summer internships along with my good friend, who shares similar expertise. There was one company we would particularly love to work for. As the job ...
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Negotiating internship offer after accepting [closed]

I'm in a bit of a sticky situation and I'd like some advice. I waited so long because I've been trying to get a clear answer from the career center at my school, but have been unable to do so. Back ...
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company or technology [closed]

I am a java guy. I got offers from 2 companies namely A and B. A is a normal service based company and I will have java there. B is a branded product based company with extremely good ...
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I want to ask my boss about my career status [closed]

I would like to ask my boss about my career status through the email.. I start to work with them about 10 days ago and they seems interest in me but they are not giving me any details.. so what ...
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How to quit the job in short duration without negative impacts [duplicate]

I have joined a company last month as a consultant in a long term project. But I have been searching for full time opportunities from long time. Based on my situation, I didn't have the luxury to ...
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How do I handle having my first job offer, being given a year to mull it over, and still having two semesters before I graduate? [closed]

Sorry for the wall of text. There is a TL;DR at the bottom. Feel free to ask questions! Hey guys. So, I've been a developer intern at the same place for the last two summer breaks and winter ...
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Rejecting the job offer after the probationary period

I am a college senior. I've been offered a contract to work on a probationary period for 3 months (twice or thrice a week in a software firm). I've decided to take it since my classes are only on half ...
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3 final on-site interviews - promising, but order could cause problems if offers are made [closed]

I am currently scheduled to have 3 onsite visits with 3 jobs that are all very interesting. This is all serendipitous. They all sort of just happened at once. My 3rd pick onsite interview is in 2 ...
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Is it rude to turn down a job offer when receiving another to consult to the same company

I have the strong possibility that I may be offered 2 jobs at once. One is with a large company, A and another is with a consulting company, B, in city, C1 that consults to A. There is a high chance ...
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What can I do to quickly adapt to a new role which appears to require knowledge that I don't yet have? [closed]

How do I stop worrying about being good enough for my new job? I recently interviewed for a .NET developer role. They asked me some technical questions at interview, most of which I wasn't able to ...
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How can I negotiate a low salary without jeopardizing the job offer for a first job? [duplicate]

I recently graduated and am looking for a full-time position. I was interested in a small local start-up company and did some unpaid demo work for them to show them what I had to offer. After the ...