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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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Job offer has been given unofficially, but delay in official contract

This may not be something big but I am kind of stressed out because I don't know what to expect. After 4 interviews, the HR told me that I got the job and also sent me an e-mail describing the job ...
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New Job Pay Cut

I have completed the interview process with a new company and heard outstanding responses from those I interviewed with, they said they are going to proceed with an offer and would have it out within ...
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Quitting a job to take another job [duplicate]

I am in a big company right now. I got a job offer at a smaller company. I am not sure whether to take it. What are some things to consider before making a decision? Are there advantages and ...
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Is it okay to ask my manager if I'm about to get laid off?

There has been a rumor lately about a massive round of layoffs at my company. Some other company in a neighbor city has just opened a spot for a programmer and I could apply there. If I do though, my ...
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My company was recently acquired, how do I tell them I willing to relocate

My current company has been acquired by another company. They want to take over my department to their headquarter. They only want to keep me until the end of October. However, I'm willing to relocate ...
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Do I send an influence letter after final job interview

I've been through an exhaustive process in landing a top job. The interview went well but I feel it could have been a bit better. The Site director gave me his email address and mentioned how I can ...
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I was offered the minimum salary I requested, should I ask for more? [closed]

I know there are similar questions, but they are not exactly what I'm looking for. When applying for a job and asked about compensation, I told them the minimum salary I would work for. Later I was ...
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Negotiating Job Offer [closed]

I received a job offer with a company that I recently interviewed with. However, they have not offered me the salary that I wanted. The salary is less that what I was previously earning, with my ...
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Asking age from a prospective employee

Would it be considered inappropriate/offensive to ask how old someone is before asking them to come in for an interview? And would it be legal/offensive to say someone is considered overqualified for ...
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Is it advantageous to accept a more specific job title over a more generic one? [duplicate]

I have been working for more than 2 years as a Software Engineer, and my work has been more of a cross domain position, rather than specific technologies. I am now being offered a job as "Software ...
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Given verbal offer from a company but about to start a large project at current company

I have been told by HR of a company that I have been interviewing with that they would like to extend me an offer and it will take 1-2 weeks to get approved. I do not want to put in notice at my ...
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I just got a job that I can't afford to go to, how to resolve? [closed]

I'm going to sum up my situation fast: I just got an initial offer for a job To put it in perspective, the initial offer was in the$60-80k a year range I currently live with my parents I have 15 ...
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What to do if your first job has more responsibilities than what you can assume? [duplicate]

I just passed a job interview with a development company, and I'm trying to figure out whether taking this job will help or hinder my career. I'm fairly new to the field and the job will require a ...
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What in a background check can be grounds for revoking an offer? [closed]

I recently accepted an offer from a big company. The employment offer was contingent on a 10-year background check. I accepted the offer since nothing in the background check should be any problem. ...
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Issue with background-check on previous employment start-date

I am a recent graduate and I was given an entry level IT job offer by a large corporation not too long ago. They required a recent computer science graduate for the position, I met the requirement and ...
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Why don't employers email you their “official” offer immediately?

So a company made an "informal" offer to me, today, and said a formal offer would be forthcoming if I accepted. Which kinda begs the question.. why not just make the "official" offer immediately? ...
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How can I know when to accept a not ideal job opportunity, or turn it down and keep looking? [closed]

I recently switched careers (into IT from a non-IT job) and completed a certification/internship program. I live in Tampa and I've been actively interviewing for roughly a month, with a couple of ...
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How can I handle a job offer with a start date is before notice period expires?

I got a job offer which wants me to start very soon (next week). Unfortunately, the notice period at my current job is much longer, 1 month. I would like to take this job but do not want to leave ...
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Potential risks of rescinding verbal acceptance to apply for a different position with the same company [closed]

I applied to two CO-OP positions at the same company and I have already been interviewed for the first position. A few days later I received an offer but I realized that this is does not align with ...
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How can I communicate I am leaving a company to someone I hired who hasn't started?

Although I am enjoying my current job, I am planning to move to another company as I would like to learn new technology. However, I think that the problem that I am facing now is somewhat ethical. ...
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What are the career risks of taking a job related to adult entertainment?

I'm looking for a job and I have an offer I am considering. The company seems like a nice place to work, I like the team, I can make a contribution and also learn something. The unusual feature is ...
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My ex-employer wants me back. How should I evaluate?

My previous employer recently reached out to explore possibility of getting me back on board. I worked with them for 6+ years before moving on three years ago, basically to check out grass on the ...
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Did I Make a mistake by sharing my salary to my future employer?

I am planning to leave my current job and therefore I have interviewed with a company a couple of days back. At the end of the day of my interview, during a discussion with the HR of the company, I ...
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What are the risks and benefits of working at a start up over an established Company

I have currently have 2 offers I am considering: Company A is a very big and famous MNC. Company B is a recent start-up, that has established itself and is really starting to expand What are the ...
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What are the risks associated with declining a job offer 'Too Early'?

Lately one of my relatives got joining offer letters from two software companies. Both had the joining dates of two months later. The relative had chosen one company but decided to inform the other ...
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How to overcome the dilemma caused by delay in receiving offer letter? [closed]

I was recently interviewed by a giant software consulting firm. There were around 8 rounds of interview over phone and face-to-face spanned over 45 days. I attended the last round termed as salary ...
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Taking a job after already tentatively accepting another offer [duplicate]

I am currently employed at a middle-sized company. The pay and work environment aren't great, so I've been looking for another job for the past few months. About 5 weeks ago (March 11 for the sake of ...
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Potential employer asks about other job offers? [duplicate]

If an employer asks me the details of other job offers - (company and salary offered), should I always tell them? Once I had been asked both and I gave them that info. What happened next stunned me. ...
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What is the origin of “Junior” and “Senior” terms to refer to positions?

When looking at companies' job offers, it is common to see junior and senior positions which are clearly distinguished in their offers, each one with its respective requirements. In several cases the ...
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What should I do when I've been verbally told I would get an offer letter, but still haven't gotten one after 4 weeks?

I live in Europe and have had some interviews with a very big MNC based in Belgium. They said they will give me an offer letter in a few days, however I am still waiting for it. The date that they ...
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Is it acceptable to leave my part-time job for another full time job offer?

After being unemployed and struggling to find a full time job, I accepted a part time job with an organization I really respect. Overall, I am enjoying the job and it will help my career in the long ...
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How should I professionally handle a job offer when the potential employer is pushy, I might get a better offer, and I'm unemployed?

The situation: I had been unemployed a few months. Unfortunately, my financial reserves were low. I was receiving unemployment benefits, but those would be stopped if I turned down an employment ...
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How to handle a high-pressure offer deadline [duplicate]

I received a verbal offer from one of the companies I've been interviewing with on Monday and they wanted me to give them a decision "by the end of the week". I explained that I am currently ...
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How can I break a verbal commitment without burning bridges with my current employer?

I have verbally agreed to a 6-month project through an outsourcing agency because I could not find any other work. Now that I have agreed, I suddenly have numerous opportunities from outside the ...
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Training position after one year of full employment

I have been offered a 6-month software developer training position. I've been working for one year as a software developer employed in another company. The company after the training period, if the ...
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Do you still negotiate when going through a staffing agency?

It's said you should always negotiate salary. However, I'm looking at some contract-to-hire type positions through a staffing agency. Typically, the agency "presents" me at a given hourly rate that we ...
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Initial job offer, how do I ask more because it is even less than the minimum salary advertised for this position? [duplicate]

I have just got an initial job offer for $75k + benefits. However, the salary for this job was $40 to $50/hr (advertised on their website). This is my first job in the USA, and I have no industry ...
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How do I politely defer a job offer acceptance or ask for a faster decision? [duplicate]

I am interviewing for two positions in which I feel I have a strong lead. Both jobs involve relocation. I have a preferred job. I think I will receive an offer from my less preferred job first. Can ...
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How do I respond to a low-ball offer?

Consider if I work in a city making X, and am offered a job in another city for also X. The new city has a cost of living that is almost double where I currently live, yet the offer is the same as ...
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Should I keep looking after accepting a job offer?

I am now in graduate school and accepted an offer around the beginning of December last year for a job that would start in June of this year. The offer is pretty good, but since there's so much time ...
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How to refuse an interview invitation with a bad company?

I'm currently on the market and my CV is opened to the public on multiple job search sites. I have sent my CV to multiple companies and some have found me online and contacted me. One of the companies ...
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Should I accept a delayed and nebulously defined promotion?

My employer is looking at creating a Media Specialist position. This theoretically would lead to a higher pay grade and hence be a promotion. However there are a couple aspects of the situation that ...
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Leaving a job very early to accept another offer [duplicate]

I was unemployed for a few months and during that time I interviewed with lots of companies. One of them was very quick and offered me a job very fast. They was not my favorite company and I thought ...
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How can I say no to a company after being selected?

After a couple rounds of interviews, a company has offered me a position and asked me to come in to fill out the paperwork. I was quite ok with the offer, but have come to learn (from friends who ...
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What factors should I consider when evaluating a job offer to work with a specific software platform?

I am currently working as a .NET 4.0 developer for a company, and would like to aim to grow in my career and reach a leadership position. I currently am not the lead developer, however I am his "right ...
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Do I have any legal recourse regarding verbal job offer? [closed]

I received a verbal offer, "...contingent on background, drug, and physical...", from a company that stated in the interview process they "do not do offer letters." This is a privately-held, family-...
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Can I tell a potential employer the dollar amount of other offers?

I am a senior in college, looking at getting a job. I have interviewed recently at several places. One of them gave me an offer, with a dollar amount mentioned, and told me that it was confidential. ...
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Might be fired from a part-time job before starting a full-time job

I hope this is a relevant question. I'm a senior in college and have recently accepted a full-time offer to be an IT Business Analyst at a company that's opening up a new office in the area. However, ...
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How can I delay job offer acceptance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I coordinate the process of pursuing multiple job opportunities at the same time? I was offered a job at a company, and I only have one week to respond. The offer is ...
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Turning down a job offer professionally [duplicate]

I recently decided to go on a job hunt and I have approached several companies and got accepted for several places and was offered a working contract. Eventually, I decided on which job offer to take,...