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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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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4answers
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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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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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309 views

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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210 views

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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1answer
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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 ...
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1answer
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How do I tell my boss I am moving to a different organization? [duplicate]

I always wanted to do a kind of job I found a year back. But due to organizational changes, the entire team moved to a different project and I don't find the current work challenging and hence it is ...
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Is there any chance of delaying an offer by a year if the job requires a company course that runs once per year? [closed]

I'm currently employed in a position with the government in the "defense" industry. Due to the nature of the work and organization, I may be forced to stay on against my will for up to one year from ...
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Job Offer with Company A While Having Interviews and Potential Interviews Lined Up [duplicate]

I'll be completing my degree soon. However, my husband got a job several hours away from where I was attending school, so I am completing my coursework at a different school and transferring them ...
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Is a job offer with an overnight deadline standard in London? [closed]

I've been offered a job the day of an interview but been asked to decide by the following morning. Is this standard practice for London software engineering jobs?
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Internal offer or external offer [closed]

I am working for a big MNC. I am not satisfied with my current work, salary, designation. Hence I applied for an internal position. I am selected for this internal position and possibly I would get ...
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1answer
118 views

Bad experience with the organization - should I send an email to that person [closed]

I recently came across a job posted by some non-profit organization(or1) who provides grants to the interns and help students in collaborating with the industry. I sent my resume to that org. and ...
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2answers
197 views

How much information should I give when declining a job offer [closed]

I need to declined a job offer soon, probably today. My question is how much information should I give them when declining the offer. Should I share the details that went into my decision making or ...
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2answers
107 views

What should I do about the notice period? [closed]

I recently got a job offer and I've already resigned from my current company. Now the problem is that new company wants me to join prior to the date mentioned in my offer letter. I had already made it ...
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Should I pull out of a job running before they offer it to me? [closed]

So last week, I went to an interview. The interview went well and I liked the company. However, it would require a 65 mile drive a day. I was aware of this before the interview, but decided to go ...
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How can I ask my employer to *quickly* make me an offer?

Background: I'm a computer science student. It's normal for software companies to start hiring in September/October, even when the students don't finish school until May/June, just so they can ...
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Offer is mentioned, but not yet received. Is it appropriate to ask for a faster response?

I am applying for jobs in multiple companies. Over the past month I had 3 talks with company A (one recruiter, one head of department, and one technical lead). After these talks I received a mail ...
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Accepted offer at Job A, now got e-mail back from job B

I'm in a [potential] pickle here and perhaps SE can give me some good advice on this. These are both IT related jobs. Ok ~ 1.5 months ago I interviewed at company B which was for a remote position. ...
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Job negotiation, Can I mention my expected raise after one year? [closed]

I'm a recent college grad with a degree in applied statistics. Before accepting the job offer can I mention this: In order to be a realistic long term fit, I want to bring to attention that I am ...
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What is my notification period for leaving my job? [closed]

Recently I have been offered a position with a new company. I plan to submit my notice soon to leave my current job but I am unclear what my notification period will be. I have been in my current ...
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Received company healthcare membership card, but I already refused the job [closed]

I applied for two positions at different companies and ended up taking one instead of the other. I never officially accepted the job at company A (did not sign and return the offer of employment) and ...
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My ex-employer was recently acquired and wants me back on board - what should I do? [closed]

I left my ex-employer (of 2 years), largely because of future uncertainty (didn't raise funding) when I was going through some big life changes. Additionally, my old company was notorious for not ...
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Do I mention a competing offer when negotiating a raise?

I still keep in touch with my previous employer. Unsolicited, I received a job offer for about 25% more than I make now. There isn't a deadline on the offer; it's "just there" if I want it. I enjoy ...
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Follow-up email on job which has been put on hold

The dream job I was offered was put on hold over a month ago - hiring manager not sure when the role will re-open and that I should look for other roles in the meantime but asked me to stay in ...
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Is this this stock option offering good, bad or decent? [closed]

I live in the US. This company has ~200 people working for it. Relative to my current salary, I'm getting a very nice increase. I would be hired as a Senior Software Engineer. I can see this ...
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2 weeks ago my recruitment agency told me I have a job offer, but nothing concrete yet [closed]

Two weeks ago, my technical recruitment agency told me that I would receive a good offer from an expanding company. I am in touch with the recruitment agency. They told me that the company is ...
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CV : english for technical terms

In my CV I currently mention some special fields I have experience in. I am interested in an job offer in these fields. The problem is, as I'm french speaking the fields in question are translated ...
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Verbally accepted commencement date

I told a company that gave me an offer that i could start at the specified commencement date but nothing was put in writing, no contracts signed (Being a contract role - they asked for payroll company ...
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What should I say to Quit a Job after a month to go back to my previous Employer [duplicate]

I had an opportunity to trained with a multinational company sometimes ago, during the training i attended an interview for the position i was acting, but before the result came i got an offer from a ...
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Job offer decline after verbal “acceptance” [duplicate]

I recently received a job offer from A, my second choice, via email but had a final interview scheduled with B, my first choice, a few days later. I gave a verbal acceptance to A (although it was not ...
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Officially 5 days working but we work on many alternate Saturdays to get things done

I am planning to join a Indian Software Company. But I am not comfortable with working Saturdays. How do I make them understand that I am not comfortable with Saturday's working. I know, its not ...
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How to reject an offer without burning bridges with the company [duplicate]

I've recently got an offer, but I'm not really excited about the project and the role. However the company is huge and working on some of its projects could turn out being my dream job. So how can I ...
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Being hired for fortune 500 company via another technical service provider [closed]

In countries like Pakistan, there are companies which do project-based hiring and as soon as projects are finished, so are the jobs. Process of hiring: Get Project From a fortune 500 or big ...