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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my recriutment agency told me i have job offer 2 weeks

hi guys please can someone help me. I have been told by my technical recruitment agency that I will be having good offer from the company which is expanding. This company was acquired by a large group ...
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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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Python versus Unity 3d, which provides better opportunity? [closed]

I am a fresher and about to complete my masters in computer applications. I have got placement from college on Unity game engine. However I also have an opportunity to get a job on open ERP based on ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to make a counter offer to an employer that is too low?

I gave a target figure for my salary during a call (say $X) and the company comes back with $Y (5~10% less than $X) plus a small bonus and stock options. When adding the bonus to $Y, it actually comes ...
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2 job offers waiting for email [duplicate]

I have recently been offered 2 jobs(my first after graduating from university) and both were over the phone. Job A wanted me to start immediately and thus want a response ASAP. Job B starts later on ...
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Have job offer from major tech firm. Will 'Driving under the influence' (DUI) from 3 years ago be a show stopper? [closed]

So as the title says, I was recently given a job offer from a tech giant in Texas. The job is software development. I was asked to fill out an application and fill out the background investigation ...
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How to Handle a Job Offer After an Internship

I am a rising Computer Science senior who will be finishing an internship at a software company at the end of this week. From what I understand, if this company is happy with the performance of a ...
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Can I ask for a school year to consider accepting the offer from my internship?

I have interned with the same small software company for two consecutive summers. I was offered a full-time position with them for next summer, after I graduate with my bachelor's degree. They are ...
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Employer rescinded offer and other strange behavior [duplicate]

I received a job offer from Saudi One, the big consultant company. I received and accepted an offer letter 6 months ago. I submitted my original certificate and they were processing my visa when ...
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Apply again after a bad presentation [duplicate]

Some time ago, I tried to apply for a job and, I must say, I acted in a really poor way. Let me explain: I had a job, and I was happy with it, but I wanted to have some fresh air and switch ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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why do employers want you to fill out an employment app after they have your resume? [duplicate]

Often times when I interview for a job I provide a resume and am often asked to fill out an application for employment wherein I pretty much transcribe my resume. Sometimes this only happens after ...
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Verbal Job Offer Confirmation but actual letter still pending

I have cleared all three interviews for this job and a successful reference check has also been done. A week after reference check, I called the HR to check the status of the whole hiring process. He ...
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3answers
472 views

I scored low on the Technical Test, but they offered me a Job?

I interviewed for a PHP Developer's position earlier in the week, my experience is in C#, so my knowledge of PHP is extremely limited. But I went for the position anyway, because if I didn't turn up ...
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5answers
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Reducing the salary after job offer? [closed]

I just accepted a job offer from a small company recently. Shockingly, they just called me to inform me that they reduced my offer by about 10%. Luckily for me, I did not give a leaving notice to my ...
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Did not get job even after accepting offer letter?

I had a question about not getting a job even after I sign the offer letter and the company accepts it. Let's say that I accepted the offer letter in emails and they even replied, welcoming me to the ...
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Interviewed for govt. job; HR wants *official* transcript [closed]

So I interviewed for a U.S. local government job via phone on July 10. Prior to the interview the hiring manager explicitly asked for a faxed copy of my transcript, so I sent her one. I didn't hear ...
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I attempted to negotiate a higher salary after I was given an offer but was ignored, can I contact the company to accept the original offer?

I was given a job offer around one and a half months ago, and asked for few days to consider about the offer. However, I felt that the salary that they provided was too low for me, so I sent back ...
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Admitting financial status in interviews

I am currently looking for opportunities outside of my current employer. I think I have reasonable chances to get a job offer if my next interview goes well and it got me wondering. If I quit my ...
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Applying for 2 different jobs in same company?

I have registered with 2 recruiting companies few months before. Now I have been called from both recruiting companies for 2 different vacancies, but same Employer. For 1 vacancy my CV has shortlisted ...
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How can I get better benefits when countering an offer letter?

I just received the offer letter. The salary looks good but the vacation is only 2 weeks. I want to get at least 3 weeks. I have read somewhere that you should always include multiple items in the ...
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Is it wrong to leave a company shortly after starting? [duplicate]

I am currently a contract employee for one company. That company is ending my contract in the next week or so. I have been interviewing at other places, some looking very promising as permanent ...
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262 views

Job offer from a place which recently held layoffs - how do I interpret? [closed]

I received an offer from a prospective employer recently, with competitive terms that I am considering accepting. One interesting detail is that they recently had layoffs, particularly in the ...
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184 views

How to back out if possible? [closed]

Some background information: I am visually impaired/legally blind so I can't technically drive. This isn't a major problem for me either though as I do know how to get around town either by ...
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Should I contact HR before job start date?

I signed a job contract with an August 1st, 2014 start date back in April, 2014. I haven't received anything from HR regarding background check, drug testing, orientation, etc. Though I've already ...
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How to ask a multinational company if a job offer is not a scam?

I was following a job lead in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Finally they offered me a huge package. After receiving the offer letter, I informed my family. Someone in my family start putting doubts ...
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How do you ask for more salary when you just asked for a number on phone?

Say, I was offered a position for $25,000 per year over the phone and I know that market pays $20,000 to $30,000 for it. Out of desperation, I requested for $28,000 instead of $30,000. The HR agreed ...
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Is it Ok to accept an offer from a company but then join another?

I have an offer from a company, which is a good offer. I accepted the offer and resigned from my current company, and am serving the notice period now. However, I am still giving interviews for other ...
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How to decline after signing when I get a new good offer [duplicate]

I have applied to company A on 1st June and give them a joining date of 23 June (today). company A called me on Saturday Morning 22 June (yesterday) for a confirmation that I am gonna come on Monday ...
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162 views

Accept job offer or wait for potential one? [closed]

I currently work at Organization A. It's an OK job, but I'm bored and would like to move on to more challenging work. I applied to Org. B, and interviewed well with them. Org. B is a very large ...
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Asking employer for particular tools/technology after getting a job offer

I have received a great job offer regarding both a good salary and the opportunity to work with really smart people and learn a lot. However, this is a programmer related opportunity and I'm really ...
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How should I ask for a later start date?

I recently had an interview with a company after an initial phone interview, things progressed quite quickly and well and I've been invited to a third interview which I think there's a good change ...
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What makes a company go above and beyond salary market rates?

I have a fairly good salary for the area, and I am looking for another, more challenging, position. It took no time for me to get phone screened and spend four of what should have been one hour of ...
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321 views

Salary offer with current company, but other place wants to do second interview?

Right now I am working part-time, but last Friday my boss offered a salaried position. However, I started interviewing with another company last Thursday because I do not enjoy my current job and ...
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I start my new job one month from now. When should I give my current employer notice that I'm leaving? [closed]

I'm not sure if it's better to notify them as soon as possible or if two weeks is actually the best padding to give. I've never had to do something like this before. It's actually the first time I'm ...
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170 views

How to ask for final decision date for a position , when you have another offer pending? [duplicate]

I interviewed for two different companies, one of them offered me a job, but the other one is still in the process, I know they liked me and I liked them very much, however, I do not know if it is ...
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Is it normal to be given a higher salary (contract) than originally offered by a recruiter?

I recently accepted a full time w-2 contract position and have been working on-site for less than a month. When I initially received the first call back from my recruiter before my first interview, ...
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332 views

How much equity should I be asking for when sacrificing salary? [closed]

I'm trying to evaluate a job offer at a startup. I'm going to use some theoretical figures here. I asked for $12k pay and was offered $10k pay and $2k equity. There is a 1 year cliff period, and 3 ...
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164 views

Should vacation time be explicit in any job offer, for new company

If one receives a job offer, should the vacation time be explicitly stated and exact? I received one such for an early employee for a very small and new startup, where the offer received mentioned ...
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When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
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Received job offer, might get an F…is it a problem? [closed]

OK so I received a job offer from a company in early February but won't start until June because I have to finish Bachelor's. Essentially, there's a chance I might get an F in a class that I don't ...
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3 interviews..job offer..clear background check…and no call? [closed]

I have been interviewing this past month for a 3 month paid internship this summer. After a phone interview, I did 2 in-person interviews. Almost 2 weeks later on a Friday, HR finally calls me and ...
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How to negotiate a higher salary for temp to hire position where I'm being hired full time from being a temp?

I got hired as a marketing coordinator at a company through a recruitment agency with a contract to hire position. I got offered a full-time position the very last day of my trial period, and on my ...
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391 views

Can I reject an accepted offer? [closed]

I recently signed an acceptance letter of an offer from a company in UK. In the offer letter there are no declaimers about consequences about rejections. However, I've changed my mind and would like ...