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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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Is it polite to reply to a job rejection?

I had an interview, and I'm not sure what went wrong. My application was rejected because they are looking for someone who has in-depth knowledge in the field. I'm sure that I have all the required ...
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How long should one wait after interview to see if they got the job? [duplicate]

I recently interviewed with a company on Friday in which I think the interview went really well. Now that it's Wednesday, I'm starting to get some jitters that I may not have gotten the position. I ...
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Job interview in pending after not answering “What's your current salary?”

I interviewed at "Company B" in Italy and did pass two of the three steps of the hiring process. While I was waiting to be set up for the last step, HR sent me an email asking for my last paycheck and ...
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Is it generally understood that tech recruitment emails are constantly sent out?

I'm a web developer, and I get usually 2-3 recruiter emails a day regarding various positions. Some are good/relevant offerings, and some seem to fall in the category of "this guy has worked with ...
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It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it just 10 days from date of joining [duplicate]

I just graduated from college. Last March I attended a job fair at a nearby college. They were hiring students from Professional Degree A (These people have got good theoretical knowledge but lacks ...
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How to answer to "What's your current salary?” if you are underpaid? [duplicate]

I'm a web developer from Italy and I've been working for the same company since I had just little experience in the field. Now 4 years has passed and my salary has never increased. I keep earning 21K ...
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Is it offensive to say that I haven't heard about company?

Last week I received an email with a job-offer from a company; since I haven't heard anything about said company, their webpage was in maintenance and found nothing about them in Google (and there ...
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How can I ask my employer to *quickly* make me an offer?

Background: I'm a computer science student. It's normal for software companies to start hiring in September/October, even when the students don't finish school until May/June, just so they can cherry-...
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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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Senior Negotiating Non-Senior Job Offer [closed]

I recently received a job offer. I really love the company and am excited about the offer and they interviewed me 3 times over the course of a month before receiving the offer. However, coming from a ...
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My boss asked me for a written job offer from another company. [closed]

First of all, English is not my first language, so, please, forgive me for some mistakes, and sorry if I couldn't make myself understood. I'm currently working for a company that clearly underpays me....
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Is it unethical to reject the same job offer twice? [closed]

TL;DR: I declined a job offer under somewhat unique circumstances, HR person called me unprofessional and unethical for rejecting their offer. Was I? I had changed jobs about 7 months ago. At that ...
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Why is the company refusing to pay me more than my manager?

This happened some time ago as I was working for a small company that was later acquired by a giant multinational company. The small company used to be run by a single owner who had no rules for ...
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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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Waiting for offer letter more than one week [duplicate]

I had an interview 10 days ago. At that time the employer told me that "you are confirmed". However, I am still waiting for the offer letter. In the meantime, I contacted the employer over the phone ...
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To what extent does “getting it in writing” matter for at-will employment agreements?

In evaluating job offers for start-ups and for firms that have different forms of compensation (equity, stock options, bonuses, etc.) it is often a thrown around phrase that you should "get it in ...
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Going back to previous employer

I have worked for company "X" for 5 years and left the company couple of weeks ago. I am working for company "Y" now, but I don't like the work here and I am trying to go back to my previous company. ...
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What stops people from lying about having a job offer to get a raise?

Apart from this being highly immoral, of course. The reason I'm asking is that an employee that I manage claims to have gotten another job offer, but I'm sceptical about the legitimacy of his offer. ...
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Company has low-ball job offer, refuse to negotiate, is this a common hardball negotiation tactic?

Company A has a job opening that I have applied for, interviewed for, and received an offer for. Their culture is awesome (very family-oriented) and I already like a lot of the people I have met. Long ...
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Prospective employer “begging” me for a second chance

Unusual situation here. I was contacted for a "dream role" at a small company. I have been searching for a similar role for a long time and these type of roles are very competitive so I was very ...
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Have job offer from major tech firm. Will 'Driving under the influence' (DUI) from 3 years ago be a show stopper? [closed]

So as the title says, I was recently given a job offer from a tech giant in Texas. The job is software development. I was asked to fill out an application and fill out the background investigation (...
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What if I tell my potential employer I don't want to “haggle”?

I have been interviewing with a company for about a month for a position I'm excited about. I would like the job, but I have also made it clear that I am comfortable at my current job and am not ...
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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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I did an internship 6 years ago in Beijing, but due to timezone difference a Background Check company refuses to call them. How do I ask for “Proof”? [closed]

I got a job offer and currently undergoing a background screen, which includes verifying past employment. So far I am good to go, but they have yet to verify a random unrelated internship I did 6 ...
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One-year non compete clause

I'm in the process of signing with a large tech company (think one of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc...), and noticed a 1-year non-compete clause in my papers. I feel like given this company is a ...
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Accepted verbal job offer but no follow up 3 weeks later. If offered another job, can I accept it?

I received a verbal job offer and accepted it approximately 3 weeks ago. At that time HR stated the written contract with terms of employment and salary would arrive within the next week. I sent a ...
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How to deal with an “inverse negotiator?” [closed]

I recently faced the following situation after passing through a company's interview process. Although the process was long, the company seemed like a good fit and they had even given me the chance to ...
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Negotiating with a difficult company offering less than the market rate and trying to invalidate my previous work experience

I got a job offer at a small company. The founders are upper middle age and a bit intimidating but very smart people. I want to join them because I feel a lot of learning and growing opportunities ...
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What should I write in an apology letter, since I have decided not to join a company after accepting an offer letter

I had accepted an offer letter from an employer 45 days ago, but now I got another (better) offer letter from a different company. Now I am wondering, what should I write in a letter to HR at the ...
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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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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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How to deal with “Why did you accept the other offer?” when declining/rescinding acceptance of an offer

I accepted a job offer from Company A a few months ago, but I never signed any contracts. Company B contacted me for an interview and gave me a better offer. I decided to accept it, so I notified ...
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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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Got a job offer in the adult industry. How do I know if the company behaves ethically?

I have just got a job offer to join a software development team who are creating a webcams site. I am in need of a job right now, however, even though I have an open mind about such things, I do not ...
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Job offer contingent on references from current position

I recently received a job offer contingent upon professional references being verified. The offer is good I am very interested in taking the job. There is one issue, the HR person is insisting that I ...
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Company still interviewing people three weeks after my interview [duplicate]

I interviewed for a job three weeks ago, and thought that it went pretty well. I was told that they'd have decision in three weeks. I contacted the main interviewer Friday, and he told me that they ...
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Significance of Blood Relation & Relatives working in an organization

I want to know why, when applying to some companies, they ask if we have any person of blood relation or any relatives in their organization. Why does it matter? Would an uncle count as a blood ...
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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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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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Turning down a job offer without Burning Bridges

I have 2 job offers offered in my table. However, how do I decline a job offer without burning bridges? what words should I say or email? it's my first time in the industry and I have no experience on ...
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Asking me to sign a document to mention new employer if you leave the company

I have a job offer and they sent me some documents to sign. There is no non-compete agreement but in the termination certificate annex (That I certify I returned all stuff etc) there is a line that ...
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Will counter offer work in this situation?

I joined the company as a junior engineer and the pay was a fair salary for the role. The first year I got a small 5% increase which is typical. So, in preparation for 2nd year annual review, I ...
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Should I accept the first job offer I'm given, to start in nine months, if I might change my mind before graduating?

As a bit of background, I am currently still in school and will be graduating after my next semester. I am currently employed with a part time internship at Company A and have been working part time ...
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What is the best way to tell an employer, after signing a contract, you no longer wish to work for them? [closed]

While coming to the end of my 12month contact with my current employer I’ve been attending a number of interviews. About 1 week ago I received an offer from company A, the offer was decent, I signed ...
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Is lowballing salary offers normal?

I was recently headhunted for a software developer position, and once I received their contract draft, I noticed that the proposed salary was way lower than I expected. Once I voiced my concerns, ...
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How can I tell when a prospective employer is just desperate?

Question / Back Story I have been going back and forth with a prospective employer for about 6 months now. Initially, I found this company because I was looking for a new job. Initially I accepted an ...
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Got a job offer sent a counter proposal, got no response

I was interviewed for a software development job. A position which calls for expert level skill. the hiring process was long and difficult , the final technical interview lasted more than a 4 hours. ...
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How do I minimize risk from a contingent job offer?

So I have recently received two job offers from two different companies. Both jobs are cleared positions and are contingent on my ability to obtain that clearance(not an issue). In talking with the ...
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Is it a red flag if a software company gives an offer without a coding test?

I interviewed with a middle-sized company (~500 employees) in Europe for a software developer position. The company's main business is software development. I had two interviews with the company. One ...