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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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How do I deal with my current employer not respecting my decision to leave?

I've worked for my current company for about 18 months now. Their primary market is consultancy - we get assigned clients, travel to their offices for the work week (from my experience this is usually ...
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The mysterious salary formula

I've been observing a trend in several European and American software companies when it comes to salary negotiations. Basically, HR says we have a "formula" to calculate the salary for our employees ...
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A coworker beat me to resignation. How can I resign in a professional manner?

I began work at a medium-sized startup that neglected to inform me of their impending acquisition. It is possible that it had to be kept secret due to legal reasons, but the fact of the matter is I ...
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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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Hiring manager asked me not to accept other offers but isn't extending a verbal confirmation, let alone a formal offer

I interviewed for two openings almost in parallel. One offer, let's call it Job-A is much better for my career than (let's call it) Job-B. I have been offered Job-B and the employer is waiting for me ...
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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 ...
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I think an employer believes I am much more skilled than I actually am. Should I let them know in advance, before accepting the job offer?

I received a job offer as a full-stack developer from a startup company which I found on Indeed. The job posting had seven required skills. 4/7, I knew. 2/7, I didn't know too well, but during the ...
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Employer has changed offer after I already accepted

I got a job offer from a reputable company that I have accepted after negotiating with the technical manager who I will be reporting to. Strangely, I got a call today from the HR telling me that there ...
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Accepted offer letter, position changed

I accepted a job offer with a company I am really excited to work for, I won't start the position for another month. I was in a senior level management position and decided to step down to a less ...
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Recruiter is asking for sample code

After a good telephone conversation with an IT recruiter, he asked for sample C# (software) code of a project of my current employer. Although this is a logic question, it is impossible to send code ...
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Is it polite to ask the company to mention the future raise -which we had discussed in interview -in their written offer?

I got an offer from a company who just verbally told me "we will give you this much and after 60 days if you were doing well, we will give you a raise for a higher rate ." which they specified. So my ...
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What is professional language to say I don't want to work under someone for personal reasons?

I am a contractor, and I have just been offered full time employment at my current workplace. My day-to-day would change very little, but I would be put under another a manager who is a peer of my ...
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Should I have concern for my previous workplace, when considering a new job?

I currently work for a medium-large (~500 employees) Italian company as a Linux developer. I work in a team of 8 people, most of them are really awesome and really friendly, the day life is good and ...
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Rejected job offer after salary negotiation but HR reached out again with another offer [closed]

I am looking for a job change and I have been contacted by an employer. I had several rounds of interviews, I was offered a job and we began salary negotiations. The offered salary did not suit me - ...
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Is it standard to have the first week's pay indefinitely withheld?

I have been recently offered a new job (software development, permanent, UK) after successful interviews, everything has seemed fine up until one point raised in the offer email which strikes me as ...
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Being pressured into job offer within my organization

I was offered a job that I did not apply for the other day. The person emailed me because I was recommended from someone else. I have been emailing the person back and forth obtaining details about ...
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Reducing the salary after job offer?

I just accepted a job offer from a small company recently. Shockingly, they just called me to inform me that they reduced my offer by about 10%. Luckily for me, I did not give a leaving notice to my ...
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Rejected by one team, hired by another. How to approach?

Recently I applied for a position at really great software company, at specific team - let's call it Team A. I've had three good interviews, but I got rejected after submitting a coding assignment. ...
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Do I mention a competing offer when negotiating a raise?

I still keep in touch with my previous employer. Unsolicited, I received a job offer for about 25% more than I make now. There isn't a deadline on the offer; it's "just there" if I want it. I enjoy ...
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I accepted a counter offer and regret it: can I go back and contact the previous company?

Four months ago I was job searching and I received an offer for a really great role which was a great opportunity, however my current company countered big time (promotion, raise, stock options). I ...
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Is it acceptable to deny salary information to recruitment agent

I had a talk with a recruitment agent on the phone yesterday afternoon who called me about a position she wished to discuss with me. The call was going very well until the recruitment agent asked what ...
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Is 'bad luck' with former employees a red flag?

I applied for an engineering position at a medium-sized* but international company. During the first interview, I got the impression that their tech stack does not quite match the public job ...
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Job offer changed by company after acceptance?

I just got a job offer in January for an IT position in a good company. Am out of work, so I need the job. It's a good company and a pretty good offer (though a little less on base pay than my ...
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Going back to a potential employer after turning his offer down 45 days ago [duplicate]

I have been founding and working on my start-up for a year now. In April (~45 days ago), a potential employer from California approached me with an interesting lead position. We exchanged a few ...
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Will I burn a bridge by leaving right after a raise?

Some context: I've worked at my current company for about 2 years now as a software developer. It is a medium to big company with a solid grasp on the market. Also, it is a really cool workplace ...
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How should I reply to an email which feels unprofessional after declining a technical interview/test?

I recently got a telephone call regarding a new opportunity. We scheduled a technical Android test completion date on the coming Sunday/Monday. The other party asked me how much I was getting paid ...
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How to deal with persistent recruiter still contacting me after declining offer

So I recently declined an offer from a recruiter, it got to the final stage where offer was on the table but I said no. The company was big, salary was fantastic but I didn't want to work with the ...
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How to negotiate a better salary in a job offer when the recruiter says that he or she does not want to create a salary imbalance within the company?

This is an answer I get quite often since I am "relatively" new to Canadian job market. In particular, when I am asking for a better offer compared to the initial package. I usually ace the technical ...
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Got the offer letter, but name spelled incorrectly

A silly question. I obtained an offer letter, but the name on it is spelled incorrectly. Should I ask for a correction or simply sign the document and then return? If I ask for a correction, how long ...
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Declining a job offer and added to blacklist

Company A extended me a job offer verbally two days ago (Monday). They promised to provide me a written job offer letter to review and consult with my parents, but they failed to do so because they're ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

I'm a masters student pursuing an MS in Data Science. I currently have two offers, one in California with a startup and another with an established Fortune 500 company in Detroit. The Detroit offer is ...
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When does accepting an offer to stay with my current firm make sense?

I just read through a few career articles, all saying that once you apply elsewhere it's better to stick to it. And that in general, accepting an offer to stay is a bad idea (over 80% of those who do, ...
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End of my internship - The company wants to keep me but in another department

In a few weeks I will finish my internship at a small IT company. The internship has lasted for seven months in which I was trained and worked for the web department, mainly on web applications. ...
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A new company is offering better conditions, but I decided to stay at the current job. Is there any harm in telling my boss? Can I gain anything?

I got a call from a recruiter from another firm and they gave me a tentative offer that is overall better than my current job. The company was looking for somebody with my skill set and they were ...
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Title change when presented with an offer

I recently interviewed with a company who offered me a role with a title of "Java Developer", when all previous correspondence titled the role as "Full Stack Developer". The careers page titled the ...
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What does “Provides equity” means, in a job posting?

I have seen that many job postings, including many on Stack Overflow Careers, in the "salary" section write "provides equity". What does it mean, in the context of salary/compensation?
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Does this message from the director of the job I applied for mean I can celebrate?

The director of the department messaged me a day after I had a 7 hour onsite interview with the following: Most likely give you an offer, but can't say until [specified date]. I know this is a bit ...
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Confidentiality of Terms: Cannot discuss salary or benefits

I recently witnessed an offer of employment where, under the confidentiality of terms, it stated: You agree to follow the Company's strict policy that employees must not disclose, either directly ...
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How do I ask my current employer to match a signing bonus from a new potential employer?

I have a very unique role in an area that is a super-premium skill area. A competitor has come along and offered a compelling role, and offered a decent package with outstanding signing bonus to ...
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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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Lied on resume about obtaining a Bachelor degree

I put on my resume that I obtained a Bachelor degree at an University but in fact I enrolled and didn't complete my bachelor there. Now I know they will run a background check and will see that I ...
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How late is too late to cancel an interview?

I started the interview process with two companies, Company A and Company B at approximately the same time, have been through 2 rounds of phone screenings with both companies and had a final ...
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How to request a counter offer in a resignation letter

I had a recruiter reach out to me a couple of weeks ago. I received an offer yesterday and I'm working on my resignation letter today, but was wondering if it would be appropriate to ask for a counter ...
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Unofficial offer from company following an interview where I didn't get an official offer [closed]

I recently interviewed with a major tech company (Top 3 in my country) with one phone interview, one Skype, and lastly a five hour on-site interview with five different members of the organization. I ...
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Mistake in years of experience in resume?

I have 3 years 9 months of experience but since notice period for my organization is 3 months so I calculated that I will be having 4 years of experience on my last working day. I have mentioned in my ...
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How to politely say “I don't want to work for someone from XY country”?

A good client of mine has offered me a job. The company that needs my services comes from the country which is on my list "will never work for them again, no matter what". I have been hurt very badly ...
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I'm leaving because I didn't get a raise. What should I tell my employer if they ask why I'm leaving? [duplicate]

I have been working with my current employer for about two years now. I filled in a specific niche role, which has since expanded to become an important part of our software department. I not only ...
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HR never sent me a contract so I didn't give notice and now they want me to start next week

Firstly, I am from Germany so maybe there are some things that are treated differently concerning jobs. I got to a job interview and got the job really quickly. They sent me the contract and I didn't ...
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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

I interviewed in a UK technical company for a developer position and was offered the position. I decided to turn down their offer for another that I feel I will be a better fit and am now writing my ...
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Tell employer upon resignation about psychologist consultations [duplicate]

I have been working at a French start-up for 2 years. I have passed through some difficult times during this period. The workplace was one of the main causes and I ended up seeking help from a ...