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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Verbal offer received, negotiate now or wait for written offer

I'm in a special situation where myself and 2 long time colleagues have been contracting with a company. After some time of contracting, it was made clear on both sides that the company wanted to ...
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Potential employer is uncontactable [duplicate]

I have recently applied to position X at a company. However they saw that I was more interested in field Y as listed on my CV so also put me forward to position Y which I previously did not see on ...
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Realized made a mistake when I took my last job. How do I approach other companies after rejecting their offers?

Six months ago, I had three offers on the line, and I chose the one I thought was a better fit for me. However, this company was horrible and had some ethical issues going on. As an accountant, I ...
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Post-interview - should I follow up on this email if I've rejected the offer?

To summarise my position: I was approached by a recruiter with a job at a London startup. I stated that I'd be looking for a £45,000 minimum salary (relocating from North West, England) which he ...
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Interviewing at the same company after accepting verbal offer

I have received a verbal offer and have verbally accepted the offer for a new position within the same company where I currently work. The written offer is contingent on a reference from my current ...
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working for much younger single manager

I have been given an offer in a nice company: like the technology, package, salary and perks. There is one problem: my manager is 10 years younger than me and he is a single techno-geek who fits right ...
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Usefulness of a “playing with open cards” strategy about the wage on a job interview? [duplicate]

If they ask, what would be your idea about the wage. In this case normally I play with open cards, similar to this: "Before you I earned between X and Y, and my goal to have an increasing trend on the ...
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Should I take this new job? I feel guilty for leaving and obligated to stay. Currently mentoring new hire and working on a big project [closed]

I've been working at a company for a year and 5 months and I'm considering an offer from another company. During my tenure at this company, I've experienced a lot of ups and downs that a startup, ...
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Should I accept the first job offer I'm given, to start in nine months, if I might change my mind before graduating?

As a bit of background, I am currently still in school and will be graduating after my next semester. I am currently employed with a part time internship at Company A and have been working part time ...
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Delaying the offer letter

I had interview on 23rd Feb and i was informed by HR through email on 24th saying that my profile was selected for that particular position.I asked her on phone about expected time to get offer letter ...
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Got an offer from a software company: may *I* ask for a code sample now? [duplicate]

I know this question will raise eyebrows and I kind of enjoy it. I passed the interview with a company making software, and got an offer. May I ask for a sample of their codebase? The reason is that ...
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Grad student accepts internship offer and is contacted and offered dream internship elsewhere right before starting [closed]

I'm a student and I applied to many internships over winter and only ended up interviewing with 5 in total, one of which (company A) gave me an offer for a different, less relevant internship after ...
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How to negotiate as an entry-level developer

This May I will be graduating from university with a computer science degree, as many people are. I have been on the job hunt for awhile, and have now received two offers. My first offer (at the place ...
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Call or E-mail?

I recently got a phone call (they left a message) telling me a position had opened up and if I was still interested. Within a minute of that message, they also sent an e-mail simply restating the ...
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Politely push job offer?

I have two job offers that I need to respond to within 48 hours if I want the job. There is a third company that I allready had two job interviews with, but they didn't offer me a job yet. However, I ...
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Employment contract says the position is subject to credit check, background check, reference check, and drug test. Will they actually do all of that?

I am a college student accepting an offer for a six month internship at a smallish startup. Their employment contract states "As standard procedure for all new hires, this position is subject to ...
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Do companies usually not reveal their benefit package until you sign the acceptance offer letter?

I got a request from HR to accept an offer by signing a letter. It’s not a contract, but indicates I signed the letter. Does that mean I would have to accept the offer without knowing their benefit ...
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How to respond to a low salary offer?

Recently I've responded to a job listing for an open position in a local business. Their ad clearly said that the salary they offer is between 1200$ to 1500$ depending on experience etc. After the ...
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Salary re negotiation Tips

I have been selected in MNC as a software Developer. In my initial salary discussion with HR I orally accepted his offer. Now after research I found that offer is not best fitted for me. Can I re ...
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How to politely decline a job offer based on work environment didn't seem comfortable? [closed]

I’ve been given a job offer for a 4-month position as a developer. I’d really like to try a developer position as most of my other positions have been IT centric. However, I’m thinking of declining ...
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Being asked to abandon personal projects for a position in a startup

I've been in talks with a startup founder who has decided to hire me. I've been studying web development for the last couple years and put up an ad for a part-time job, not expecting much. I cited a ...
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Is My Offer Too Low - May Someone Provide An Accurate Salary Calculator? [duplicate]

I was given an offer as an Operations Solutions Developer for the company that I've been interning for the past 1+ years. I currently have been developing ETL processes that has had results in ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for an extra week before start date with new job?

I have 2 job offers on the table (software engineer positions). I intend to accept one of them, but they have already proposed a start date exactly 2 weeks out. I would have just enough time to accept ...
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How should I tell a job that I would like to review my other offers? [duplicate]

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” [closed]

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 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 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 ...