Questions tagged [job-offer]

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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Rejecting a job offer that really doesn't fit me well - do I explain myself?

I was recently offered a job that really doesn't feel like the right fit for me. Some red flags during the interview, offer, and subsequent discussions were raised. The problem is that this is a large ...
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Received a job offer email followed by rejection email [closed]

I received an email from the recruitment manager that my interview was successful however, few days later I received an email from the system that my interview was unsuccessful. I was really happy ...
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Is it common practice for a company to request a background check before a job offer?

I applied for a job in a bank. HR told me that the next step is that they would like to perform a background check on me. In my past experience with applying for a job, I have always gotten the offer ...
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Job Offer: Exchange Health Insurance for Higher Salary?

This question is from the United States. Summary: I am looking for a job with better health insurance. I want to negotiate higher salary instead of offered plan and be self-insured, is it reasonable? ...
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How do I politely remind my boss about his decision?

I am currently working as an intern at a mid-range startup. After the end of my first internship period , since the project that I am doing here got good results, my boss asked me to extend the ...
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Is it fair treatment when someone promises me a job and then says they wait for more applications?

I have worked as a contract worker at company A for 4 months. I was covering someone's leave of absence. I like the people and the work. Recently the employee whom I was covering for returned to the ...
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Who/what is the authoritative source on questions about severance during a company buy-out? [closed]

My wife works at a non-profit hospital that is getting bought out by a for-profit hospital. Her hospital will be shut down by the end of this year. All employees were informed that they would either ...
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Why would someone ask about your citizen status in a 1v1 [closed]

Suppose an external consultant is working for a company. Why would a manager for that company ask about his citizen status in a 1v1? Is that a sign that that the company wants to hire him?
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Is a husband-and-wife executive team a red flag?

I have an offer for a job at quite a small company, but the size of the company already has me somewhat tentative about accepting. I've also just discovered that the CEO and CTO are married. Is this a ...
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Rescinding job offer acceptance for a different offer

I was laid off back in September and started to apply for new positions right away. I submitted my resume to every opportunity I seemed qualified for and it took a while to get any bites. I was in ...
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Received an offer letter with no salary specified

I'm a new grad from college and I've recently received an offer letter from a company for a full-time position. Upon reading the offer letter, I see that no salary was included in the offer letter. I ...
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Offered a job that does not exist... yet (apparently)

I recently applied for a position in my current company (UK Based). Due to lack of experience, I did not get the job and instead it went to someone else internally. Since then (2 months later) they ...
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Nearly Perfect Offer, Except for Title

I'm about to receive an offer that is quite aligned with my experience, and the pay is excellent. However, I'm concerned about the implications of the title change based on my career trajectory. At my ...
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Is it rude to let the recruiter / manager / interviewer know that you have / wait for other job offers?

I am expecting that I will get a call from my interviewer (who will be my future manager) that they want to hire me. I had two meetings there (company B) but just want to get information on how this ...
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Best way to Negotiate Salary?

I think will be getting a job offer soon. They interviewed with me 4 times now. They kept asking what I want or my salary range. I never gave them a clue. At the end told them if they think I can ...
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I have received an affirmative, but I am still in the final stages of several application processes - how to maximize ones options?

From my first application, I got an affirmative via phone some days ago and an e-mail with details about my salary, bonuses and so on. The interview was good, for the role, I am a great match from my ...
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UK Visa Sponsorship not in written offer

After a long wait, I received an offer from a UK company. From the first contact until the latest, everyone was (still is) aware that as an EU, I will require a VISA sponsorship, and they even offered ...
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Delayed Written offer after verbal offer

After 4 successful interviews and 2 weeks of waiting I received "THE" call. The company's recruiter congratulated me and provided feedback from the interviews. All the interviewers were ...
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Relocation package and benefits on offer contract

Yesterday, I received a call from a company in the UK, and they let me know that they are willing to make an offer for the software engineer position. The hiring manager asked me my desired salary and ...
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How much stalling is acceptable and fair when deciding between two jobs?

I'm looking for a new role after redundancy. I interviewed with two places. (A) is a 12 month contract, great vibe, lots of learning opportunities and well-known. It would be ideal in many ways. I've ...
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Will turning down an offer ruin my chances of working at that employer in the future?

I work at a community college in America. I'm pretty happy with my job all things considered but applied for a position at the local university. The interview revealed some red flags with this ...
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Interviewer keeps stringing me along. How should I respond to their latest response?

About 8 weeks ago, I interviewed for a position. The interview went well, and they gave me a verbal offer, telling me to expect a written offer within the week. I put in my 2 weeks' notice and left ...
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How to respond to a written offer when we have a verbal offer from a better-fit company?

My spouse and I live in the U.S., and she has been out of work for about a month. She has a written offer from Company A and a verbal offer from Company B. She has negotiated and accepted the verbal ...
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Is it wise to turn down this job offer? [closed]

I'm newly 18, a freshman in university and unemployed. I've never had a job before, my family is chinese, and they highly valued getting into a good university over getting a job. So, I never even ...
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How to write a CV and behave in a job interview if you don't fully qualify for the job offer

Let's say you are a very skilled Symfony / PHP developer and want to apply for a job at a company that uses C# / ASP.NET. Your motivation to work at the company is not because of C#/ASP.NET, you want ...
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Proactively telling the interviewer about other interviews

Applying and interviewing for leadership positions in Australia! Context: OK, there is a Company X that I interviewed with recently and I really want to work for them. The interview was very very ...
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Negotiating the location of an internal job offer

I have recently been contacted by a department of my own company from a different geographic region to enquire about whether I'd be interested in filling a position that had opened up in country X. It ...
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Accepted job offer, but probably receiving another offer soon

A couple of weeks ago I received a job offer for a part-time, temporary 5-month position at a well-respected public body in the UK. I accepted the offer not just because I need a job, but also because ...
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Is my current workplace actually trying to retain me?

I recently received a much, much bigger offer and a promotion to join another group. I've been dissatisfied with my current job because the leadership has been fickle and irresponsible. However, I ...
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Should I accept a company car in Belgium? [closed]

I am a non-EU skilled-worker who has received an offer from a company in Belgium and one of the options they provide is a company car (which is the norm here in Belgium) on a four-year lease, meaning ...
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joining a different company after accepting an offer

I had an offer with company A but was in recruitment process with company B who also made me an offer that I accepted with a joining date several months ahead. I ended up joining company A ...
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Refusing job offer after visa sponsorship

I recently landed a job in the UK about 5 months ago from a multinational company. They offered to sponsor my visa and arranged for the application process. However, in these months, I had some really ...
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Are technical interviews by the company's "expert", followed by the news of the expert leaving and his job also being available a red flag?

As described in the title, At the last stage of an interviewing process, a technical interview for say job A was conducted by the job A's team leader and a company's employee introduced as an expert ...
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Renege a SE offer close to the start date

I got an offer from Amazon for a new grad SE role in Vancouver. I accepted the offer at the beginning of May. Now, I am almost done with the onboarding process. Amazon has completed my background ...
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Is it a good idea to message interviewers after drawn out recruitment process?

Basically I interviewed and was offered a position at a company a few weeks ago. After some back and forth negotiations I have finally accepted the offer and received my contract. I was thinking to ...
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Hiring me just to fire me when transition is complete?

Some background: I work at TargetCo, SourceCo pays MiddleCo for my services at TargetCo, and my check is written by MiddleCo because they're an authorized SourceCo reseller. For other reasons, I went ...
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Should I be honest about a counteroffer to my prospective new employer?

I interviewed for a more senior position than one I am in now. They seemed to really like me and gave me ‘an offer I can’t refuse’ basically. The pay/perks are more than I asked for. My current ...
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Job responsibilities changing after accepted offer [closed]

I recently accepted an offer as a manager at a medium sized company. I do not start for some time and I have not given notice to my current employer yet. This role was to report to PersonA who is a ...
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Company doesn't appear to be active in government registry

I'm offered a permanent position in a company. When I look the company up, the company appears as "Inactive - Discontinued " since a few months before. This is in the federal registry. Name ...
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Company to contact future employers, if any, without my knowledge

On an employment contract i'm offered, there's a clause saying that The-Company can contact any one of my future employers in regard of my obligations - "The-Company may inform prospective ...
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An intern may get a job offer. Do I communicate it before his last day which is tomorrow?

The intern (last year student) may get a job offer depending on our company's administration/finance. It's his last day tomorrow at his internship. He will most likely graduate next month and he does ...
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Accepted the offer, sent contract back with my signature, but the company seems to delay signing it

Recently I received an offer from a (software) company. I read and accepted it by printing the contract and signing it, then sending it back to the company (2 copies). The company confirmed it ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I am from the UK as I understand culture might influence the answers. I have seen some questions similar asked here but I think there are some nuances that should permit this question being asked. ...
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Called for civil service while working for a private company: Should I give it a try without resigning my current job even if it violates my contract?

I currently work remotely for an international company. A clause in its contract states that I should not have any other job. But now I was just called to assume a civil service position I applied to ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I've got a formal job offer, conditional on the background checks. Because of my sector, the background checks are being detailed and intrusive. The prospective new employer wants to contact my ...
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Should I be worried to get a job offer after just a single phone interview?

A few weeks ago I started to look for new opportunities, and found a job offer in a subsidiary of a S&P 500 company, which looked really interesting. After applying, I got an email from the ...
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While serving notice period, an offer was given and revoked. What now?

I work in an IT firm in India. I have been serving notice since January 25 to my current organization. Two days ago, they gave me a generous offer and I revoked my notice period based on that. Please ...
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Company offers less money during probation, and agreed upon salary after probation

I have 2 years of experience in IT Industry. I was interviewed by a Product Based Startup. Initially, they asked me if I wanted to learn or get more package. I said that, since I am in the learning ...
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Compensation decreased after recruiter fixed offer letter errors

My original offer mistakenly said it was for short term employment, thankfully after a lot of time, the internal recruiter had fixed it. However, since a week has passed, she claims the stock values ...
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Contract not the same salary as job offer

I had a job offer in writing via email after working at the school for 5 months through an agency. School offered to take me in and send an email about the position, the working hours, holidays and ...

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