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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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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,...
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How can I negotiate for additional vacation time instead of extra salary?

I've just gotten an attractive job offer. I've been doing a lot of reading about negotiations, here on Stack Exchange and elsewhere. The general gist seems to be that it's silly to leave money on the ...
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How to renege implicit verbal acceptance of a job offer

One company, let's call them Initech, made me a job offer. I didn't say anything like "I accept the offer" on the phone, instead saying "Great" (which one could potentially read as an implicit ...
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Trusting a big name brand employer that seems unstable

After about 6 interviews with a big MNC that included an IQ test and a personality/behavioral assessment with some sort of shrink, the MNC extended a "verbal" offer, complete with pay, PTO and ...
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Protocol for courteously declining a job offer when using a Recruiter

I have applied for several jobs through different recruiters. I have been offered multiple jobs. During the interview process I have been honest with the recruiters and the companies letting them know ...
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Salary negotiation - technique

During the negotiation process, after I get a formal offer, is it okay to list out current compensation, benefits with current company with those of new job offer and send it to new company's HR? So ...
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Is suggesting a monthly or yearly increase in salary better?

Depending on how an offer is written, it may state a monthly or yearly salary. For example, "Your monthly salary will be $5,000" vs "Your yearly salary will be $60,000, paid monthly" represents the ...
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Retracting acceptance of a Job Offer without burning bridges

I'm currently working as the sole web developer of a company for a year. Out of my desire for a higher pay and a mentor, I started submitting applications to different companies without my current ...
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What is the proper sequence to negotiate/ask about payment and benefits in a job offer?

Situation: Receive job offer and have questions and desire to make a counteroffer. Assume this offer has been communicated via email after a phone conversation but these principles would apply for a ...
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Is it better to wait for a promotion or to look for a new job? [closed]

I am really happy working on my current project, with my current team and manager. My manager told me I have been nominated for a promotion but there's some resistance from HR given some circumstances ...
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Resigned before accepting a conditional offer

I made a very rash decision now I am regretting it to the bone. I accepted a conditional letter from a company for a full time job while working in a per-week job. I was asked when I would like to ...
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Converting Intern to full time, but can't be in the same team I wanted to be

I am a C++ guy and a right out of college (Masters, graduating DEC 2012). I gave my interview for a storage Domain Company, last April and coded close to 2000 lines in C++, as a part of interview ...
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Importance (and flexibility) in Job Title Presented in Job-offer

Situation In a job offer a job title is specified. This may be something which likely appears everywhere - whether company email address books or your email signature or on your resume. From my ...
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Just got an initial job offer. How do I ask for more without any real justification?

I just got an initial programming job offer for $75k + benefits. It's an initial offer, so I feel like I should give a counter offer ($5k - $10k/year more) to avoid unnecessarily leaving any money on ...
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What are key differences between an “interview -> fulltime” and “intern -> fulltime” job offer process?

Situation: There are a lot of online resources discussing the traditional job offer process, covering the resume, to the phone interview, to an on-site interview, to a job offer and negotiation ...
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When is it appropriate to change communication methods?

Situation: I have received a job offer(s) and/or interview related communication from a potential employeer. This has been communicated either in person, via phone, or through email (or some ...
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Negotiation for Fulltime Conversion After Internship [closed]

How should one who has held multiple internships with a large company of 50k+ employees negotiate salary on eventual full-time job offers (having documented excellent performance via internal systems)?...
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What are some common salary negotiation tactics from the employer's perspective?

I received a job offer this past Monday. The job offer, requiring relocation to a different, more expensive city, was attached to a salary offer that was a couple thousand dollars more than I ...
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Should I go to an interview I don't intend to accept the job (if offered)?

In a conversation with a friend, he slipped that he intended to go to an interview for a senior position in software development. I was surprised, since I was under the impression he liked his current ...