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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Should I take this better job offer that has come along, 2 weeks after just accepting a lateral transfer?

I have worked in luxury hotels for the past 4 years and within those 4 years have been transferred around through various line level positions in the rooms division. A year ago I started at my most ...
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Is this email a job offer or simply asking for more information?

I received an email from a company I applied for a job to: Dear Jelena: Thank you for submitting your resume to for consideration. Before we move forward in considering your application, ...
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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

I interviewed in a UK technical company for a developer position and was offered the position. I decided to turn down their offer for another that I feel I will be a better fit and am now writing my ...
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I have a job offer for a later joining date. What happens if my company gets acquired before I join?

I am currently a student. I got a job offer, with joining date after few months. I am still few months away from joining and cannot join sooner because I am in school. There are news rumors of this ...
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HR made me feel uncomfortable about negotiating salary [closed]

HR felt like a bully after asking for more compensation by saying "Others that have applied would take this job for a way lesser salary than what you are asking" and made the situation uncomfortable ...
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Does a background screening entail medical records?

I've recently gotten an offer for a job in customer support (on the phone), but they're still doing a background check before it is 100% confirmed. This should be completely fine, but there's still ...
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Being offered by a Startup [closed]

I am being offered $65K initially and $75K after 6 months in Orlando, FL. Its a startup of 5 months. I will have to move from my country Pakistan to there, if that comes to fruition. I have worked ...
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385 views

Being offered a lot of interviews before starting my new job. Should I interview with them? [closed]

I was offered a job a few months back and I took it without negotiating salary or looking elsewhere. I have not started my job yet and my first day will be in three months. Now when I see my ...
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Negotiating Offers (Verbal Offers & General)

I have always wondered about this particular area of job hunting and never gave it any thought because I just took whatever came my way because I needed to move on, but with negotiating I essentially ...
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Waiting for offer letter [duplicate]

I gave interview in HGS on 3rd June through reference of my friend who is working there. I was told that I had been selected and the joining date would be 20th June. However, I didn't get any call or ...
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How to negotiate salary when range is unknown

My wife and I have an interview tomorrow for a position as live in groundskeepers. This is in a very affluent area and we know the homeowner is incredibly wealthy. Our rent will be paid which is why ...
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Is it offensive to say that I haven't heard about company?

Last week I received an email with a job-offer from a company; since I haven't heard anything about said company, their webpage was in maintenance and found nothing about them in Google (and there ...
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Is it fair to ask for equity in a counteroffer of a sinking startup? [closed]

I've joined a startup an year ago as #1 full-time employee (the team is small, we're 5 employees and the 3 founders), and at the beginning we've stated a pretty small percentage of equity (less than 2%...
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Quitting a job before starting [duplicate]

I saw a similar post, but there weren't many answers. I have signed a contract, very basic, stating my salary, my vacations and that I have a 3 months probation period at job A. I just received a ...
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Asking prospective employer about side job after an offer?

I have a side job that takes about 1-2 hours a week, and I enjoy it. I've been offered a full-time position at a company and would like to keep my side job (which does not compete even remotely in the ...
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542 views

Should I try for a counter-counter offer? [closed]

I work for Tech Firm A, and was recently contacted by Tech Firm B. Firm B has made me a fairly nice offer. I was planning to accept it, even though it means moving. My plan had been to accept and ...
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601 views

Compensating a recruitment agency for their unreciprocated efforts

Currently I am concluding a period of several weeks of going through job offers and interviews in order to find a new job. During this time, I was assisted by several recruitment agencies. All of the ...
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How hard to negotiate new salary? [closed]

I'm currently in quite a low paid job, £34k as a senior .NET developer. I (stupidly) gave away my salary to a recruitment agency whilst applying for a new job. The salary range of this new job is £35k-...
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Go for unexpected opportunity after accepting another offer [duplicate]

I'm currently working as a web developer in the DC area. About two months ago I interviewed with a well respected company (company A) after a good friend of mine referred me internally. After a rather ...
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Should a potential employer ever ask you to formally “reconsider” another accepted offer before proceeding?

Main question: When, if ever, is it appropriate for a potential employer to ask you to contact another employer (whose offer you've already accepted) to tell them you're reconsidering prior to ...
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Recruiter is asking for sample code

After a good telephone conversation with an IT recruiter, he asked for sample C# (software) code of a project of my current employer. Although this is a logic question, it is impossible to send code ...
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Potential Internship Conflict of Interest

Background: I'm a computer science student that goes to a well known US college. In September, I will be going into my senior year. Last summer, I interned at a well known tech company, let's call ...
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Unique situation in my career and decision making [closed]

My scenario. I worked with a company (A) for almost a year. While hunting for a job in my favorite field , I applied to another position (more responsibility, tasks and higher level job) in same ...
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Background check taking a long time; Should I call the store for an update on the background check? [duplicate]

I interviewed for a position in May and received a call about a week or so later and the assistant manager offered me the position. We discussed salary and how many hours I would be working. She then ...
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226 views

Will HR team cross verify the offer letter before giving counter offer?

I have resigned from my current organisation as I got a good offer. My manager promised to give me level raise and a counter offer for which he asked me to show the offer letter so that he could ...
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321 views

Said yes to full time employment but got a better offer [duplicate]

I have been working with an IT company for three years now. This was in addition to my studies. For my final exam I had to do an internship. Halfway through my internship, my boss (from my job) asked ...
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713 views

Is it okay to ask the notice period of future employer

I have a new Job offer and I don't know the notice period of the new compnany, Is it okay to ask the notice period of future employer
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How should I approach a possible title error on my resume with a potential employer?

I just had a final interview for a manager level position with a new employer and might have another next week. But after looking over my resume I realized that my first job out of college might be ...
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395 views

I was not considered for a position, could I still make a fighting change? [closed]

A year ago I was offered employment at a retail store, but within couple of days working at my new job, I turned it down (my current employer offered a raise to keep me, but that went down-hill) ...
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625 views

Is it unreasonable to ask for a week to consider a job offer?

I recently interviewed for a position, and was verbally offered the job. The job involved relocation, and the salary offer wasn't as lucrative as I would have liked, so I asked for them to send ...
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Appropriate way for learning about career path? [closed]

What is the proper way of asking HR about the career path/development opportunities regarding a position you've been offered? Here's how I'm thinking of wording my question: Hi XXX, Could you ...
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146 views

Pushing start date back depending on background check

I accepted a job offer last Friday and signed the papers and filled out the background check form then. Because my current job is wrapping up a project and this new one will have me moving to the ...
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Going back to a potential employer after turning his offer down 45 days ago [duplicate]

I have been founding and working on my start-up for a year now. In April (~45 days ago), a potential employer from California approached me with an interesting lead position. We exchanged a few ...
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Looking for help to make a decision about an offer from a company that seems a bit fishy [closed]

Recently, I got an offer from a company, I managed to pass all the interviews. It was not that hard nor too easy. I also checked glassdoor and the reviews about the company are pretty bad... there ...
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Not happy in my job as software engineer, should I contact another company that previously made me an offer? [closed]

After my graduation I interviewed with multiple companies for a job as a software engineer. I got two offers that really interested me, accepted one and declined the other. 5 months in my job, the ...
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Forfeit side businesses in order to accept an offer? [closed]

Recently, I received an offer for an executive position at a large firm. I work in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. On the whole, I'm happy with the proposed job and compensation, benefits etc. ...
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I'm leaving because I didn't get a raise. What should I tell my employer if they ask why I'm leaving? [duplicate]

I have been working with my current employer for about two years now. I filled in a specific niche role, which has since expanded to become an important part of our software department. I not only ...
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When changing jobs, do I need to inform where the new job is?

I recently accepted a new job offer and handed my resignation to my current employer. However they are very insistent on knowing where I'm going to work. Is this a normal thing? I know that my ...
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How to counter-offer (negotiate salary) for a job I'm pretty sure I don't want? [closed]

I'll try to keep this to the point (and probably won't succeed, sorry). I left a former employer 8 months ago for my new position. I wasn't happy with my new role and expressed my dislike to a former ...
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Got job offer, counteroffered, asked to prove current salary, can't due to confidentiality, then no reply

I received a job offer on 12th May. While I was pretty much 100% ready to accept, I decided to reply with a counteroffer as the offered salary was actually in the lower range for the position and ...
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How often I can follow-up over verbal job offer

In January 2016, I interviewed with a very large company for which I'd very excited about working. After 3 weeks, they interviewed me again and everything looked good. After another 3 weeks, they ...
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How can I refuse a potential employer permission to talk to my ex manager

I recently got laid off and the main reason was my differences with my manager. We never liked each other's working style so after many bouts he let me go. I am close to getting a new offer. I haven'...
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Receiving a different offer before first day of employment

I received an offer from Company A on Monday. I got an offer letter and agreed to a background check, but never signed anything stating I accepted (This is a US based company, and I live in an at-will ...
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What if the last day of a two weeks notice lands on a holiday? [duplicate]

I was offered a position at another company and have limited time to give my two week notice for my current job. However, I see that if I give my notice today (Monday 5/16) then exactly two weeks from ...
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Should you tell a potential employer with an offer that you're interviewing with another company?

After more than a month of waiting, I received an offer from a potential employer last week. However, the day before they contacted me about the offer, another company set me up for an interview. ...
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Conditional job offer [closed]

In the case a conditional job offer is denied, is the employer required to inform the potential employee of this decision and if so how long should it take for them to get back to you??
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Two Internship in One Summer?

I interviewed with two different firms for internships this upcoming summer. I received an offer from one, and didn't hear back from the other. So I accepted the offer and moved on. However, the ...
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Using imminent job offer to goose others [duplicate]

I have several hooks in the water right now in terms of a new job. Some of these opportunities pay extremely well but require relocation, which I am loathe to do because I don't want to uproot my ...
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Should I get bonded or hope to get a potential new job offer [closed]

I applied for a new job about 6 months ago and after a fairly quick round of interview they (potential new employer) got back to me today. I am happy they have asked me permission to contact my ...
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Handling Job Offers

My situation is this: I had a company recruiter (company A) apply "pressure tactics" on me to accept the offer soon. I had benefits questions that took some time to clear, the job also requires me ...