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My current situation is that I am in a temporary role until January and I have recently received a job offer. It is an OK offer but I think I can get a better deal by continuing my job search.

My question is, is it advisable to continue job hunting after receiving an offer?

marked as duplicate by IDrinkandIKnowThings, David K, Community Sep 25 '17 at 14:32

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    @JoeStrazzere The question was closed by Community, which I believe means that the OP accepted the proposed duplicate. – David K Sep 25 '17 at 15:40
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    @JoeStrazzere That's what it means for questions closed as duplicates anyway. Here's a Meta post about the feature, and another more general post about the Community User. – David K Sep 25 '17 at 18:09
  • @DavidK I'm not so sure that matters, what if future readers want to find out about "receiving" vs "accepting" an offer. Pretty sure SE is not about giving askers answers to their questions, but building a database of questions for future visitors. – theonlygusti Sep 25 '17 at 19:22
  • I only closed the question to avoid the mass pile-on of down-voters. Doesn't look like I avoided that though. Voted to re-open. – WorkerWithoutACause Sep 26 '17 at 13:08
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It is an OK offer but I think I can get a better deal by continuing my job search.

My question is, is it advisable to continue job hunting after receiving an offer?

Yes, you should continue if you think you can do better.

  • You haven't accepted the offer yet
  • An offer can be withdrawn, particularly before it is accepted
  • You don't need the new job until January

If you wait too long, the offer might be withdrawn. So try to decide soon if you want to risk losing this offer or not.

But if you are confident in your ability to land a better job, just decline this one and keep looking.

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