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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 raising many questions and concerns after an interview a bad sign for an employer?

Recently I had a job interview, it worked out well and the company is just waiting for me to sign the contract. It's a startup and they want to hire me as a kind of trailblazer. They have no other ...
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Reasons companies insist on presenting you with an offer in a face to face meeting?

I'm to meet with a company's HR representative to give me an offer for a job I applied. The HR person insisted on having this offer presented to me in a meeting. I asked for an email with the offer ...
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Candidate turns down full time offer and asks for contract instead

I interviewed a candidate for a management position, and he was really strong and we were impressed. He was put forward by an agency for a full time role / salary, but instead he said that his ...
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In Germany, can a prospective employer discover how much salary I have today? Can they ever know?

I have applied to a new job, and the process is going well. I have asked for a salary of 100k, around 40% or 30k more than I earn today. There is an upcoming interview with HR, and I was told my an ...
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Job posted at a higher pay grade level, but I'm not being offered that grade [closed]

I applied and successfully interviewed for a position in a different department in my company. The job was posted on our HR site as a grade 20. I am currently two grades below that, but have been ...
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How to tell an applicant who accepted another job “congratulations, the door is still open”?

I work for a small engineering consultancy (as an engineer) and have recently taken on the role of being the point of contact for applicants. I recently offered a summer internship to a student with ...
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Is it common for companies to wait to make an offer until the applicant asks for it?

The hiring manager says: We know you are actively interviewing, so we will not make an offer to you until you call us and tell us that our company is your first choice. This is the first time ...
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What does “being sworn in” do?

I am looking to start a job with a provincial government subsidiary. I have been asked to come in today to be sworn in, but I’m not really sure what that means? I haven’t received an official letter ...
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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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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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Will job offer be rescinded after education check due to unfinished degree? [closed]

I recently signed an offer letter with a company for a sales position. I have a Bachelors listed on my resume, but the position did not require it, only listed a Bachelors as preferred. I filled out ...
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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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Job offer negotation: trying to communicate over email, but employer keeps calling on the phone

I interviewed with a company for an engineering position and I got to know that they will be extending an offer. Since then, the exchanges between me and HR have been frustrating: First they called ...
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Reasons for a company to offer a lower salary than the standard, without improving their benefits?

This is stemming from another thread I started Company has low-ball job offer, refuse to negotiate, is this a common hardball negotiation tactic? Where a discussion in the comments was sparked about ...
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How to deal with a misleading employer?

I'm an IT student and I'm graduating this summer. (This is important because I need to remark my lack of experience dealing with employers, job offers and such). Because of this I've started to look ...
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Need a vacation 6 months after starting, when to bring it up?

For reasons explained in this question, I am currently looking for a new place of work. I have recently received a verbal offer from a hiring manager and have been told that a written offer will be ...
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I got a nice opportunity for interviewing with a company but for now I am unable to accept

I got contacted by a company from another city with two job offers. Now, working at this specific company would match my long term career strategy and steer it in the right direction but there are two ...
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how to make sure an employee is working effectively?

Let's say I hire some developer or an artist for a project, and that I pay him hourly. How am I supposed to know how many hours he worked for the content he provides to me ?
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What if the last day of a two weeks notice lands on a holiday? [duplicate]

I was offered a position at another company and have limited time to give my two week notice for my current job. However, I see that if I give my notice today (Monday 5/16) then exactly two weeks from ...
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Undecided employer?

I applied for a job. After two weeks they let me know that although I had enough skills and experience I won't be hired because of my three months notice period, and that they decided to hire another ...
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Do Interviewers Respond Back to a Thank You Note?

I've got a question and I would appreciate if you could share your thoughts. I recently had an interview that I believe went well. After interview, I sent a thank you email and expressed my interest ...
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Rescinded Job Offer after background [closed]

I was offered a job contingent on the background check, Needless to say I gave notice at my current job. So I received a call from my potential new job informing me that they found a DUI on my record ...
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When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
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Found myself in a pickle when negotiating salary between two job offers. What should I do?

Its a long story but here goes. I had an offer from Company ABC on Monday and they asked me to get back to them by Wed. The pay offered is higher than expected, just that I am not sure I like the job ...
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Is it concerning for a small US employer to not have have a maternity leave policy in the job offer?

I was recently made a job offer by a US firm (for our purposes, a sub-50-person tech startup with significant VC support). I was surprised to see that there was nothing about maternity/paternity ...
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When applying for the post office what does it mean when they ask 5 years of work history without date gaps?

I'm completely confused. I am trying to apply to the post office and the application won't let me go on to the next page because they are asking for 5 years of work history, without date gaps. How ...
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Company wants to negotiate lower salary after signed offer

I got an offer from a consulting company, signed it, and got it signed from them. Now, their recruiter called me and said if I was open for negotiation. They want to decrease my salary. They said it'...
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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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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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Should I add a note for recruiters in my LinkedIn public profile?

I'm a lucky person with skills and experience that are currently in demand in my region (working in IT in France, not in Paris ;-) My LinkedIn resume is up-to-date, and the "Looking for new ...
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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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anonymous complaint background checking

I got a job offer in a reputable company in USA. I have gone through background investigation (within USA and my home country-India) and everything was cleared and I was reported to be eligible. But ...
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How to decline a job opportunity politely through phone interview?

Currently I am an experienced developer who is looking for a job change. I got calls from companies after I updated my resume in job portals. I got a call from a company stating that they are ...
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I attempted to negotiate a higher salary after I was given an offer but was ignored, can I contact the company to accept the original offer?

I was given a job offer around one and a half months ago, and asked for few days to consider about the offer. However, I felt that the salary that they provided was too low for me, so I sent back ...
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How to resign but leave door open

I have led a department within a large US company over the last 10 years. About a year ago, I got a new boss, who is #2 in the company and has the power to make whatever decision he wants. He is from ...
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How do I politely decline a job offer unless they increase the salary

As I was looking for a job change, I started sending resumes around and got several interviews that went well, for jobs in IT but not really in my exact field. Now I have a solid job offer, but with ...
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Is it ethical to share a hiring incentive?

A former colleague of mine is looking for a new job, and I told him I think he'd be very happy taking one of several open positions at my current company. I believe the compensation, benefits and ...
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Going on planned vacation before starting possible new job [duplicate]

So I had an internship over the summer at a bank, which extended into the final semester of my master's program. I will be done with my finals in a few weeks and my internship will finish around the ...
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How should I ask for a later start date?

I recently had an interview with a company after an initial phone interview, things progressed quite quickly and well and I've been invited to a third interview which I think there's a good change I'...
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CV : english for technical terms

In my CV I currently mention some special fields I have experience in. I am interested in an job offer in these fields. The problem is, as I'm french speaking the fields in question are translated ...
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Past employer actively sabotaging my colleague's job search efforts?

I am listed as a reference for a former colleague (let's call him Bob). When working together at a past job (small company that had some financial troubles), Bob was unexpectedly let go for reasons ...
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Professionalism and Rejecting Job Offers

Situation: I had applied to two positions through my contacts. One which is an unlikely but awesome job in my city. Another which is less awesome (but still good) in a foreign country with messy ...
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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 gracefully turn down a job offer at a company that I am still co-oping at?

I am currently a co-op at Company A and they have given me a job offer for permanent employment upon graduation in 9 months. I still have about six weeks of employment on this co-op term with them. I ...
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Should I tell a recruiter I may be interested in the same kind of offer later?

I was contacted by a company for a position that doesn't interest me right now but will probably interest me in 6 months or so. Should I tell them? If yes, how should I explain it? Additional ...
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What are costs involved in temporarily working overseas?

After interviewing for a local California job, I was surprised by being offered a six-month job that would have me spend three weeks at a time in Korea. In negotiating my salary, I'd like to know what ...
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Disengaged with a recruiter after taking a position elsewhere. They want to know where I've accepted my new position, should I tell them?

I just formally accepted a written offer from a company. As a courtesy, I told an external recruiter I was working with on a different firm that I was no longer interested in continuing the interview ...
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Poached by my client, and I want to accept, what do I say to my current employer?

I work as a Marketing Consultant within a small agency in Australia. I've been there for 4 years and recently was given the opportunity to manage the marketing account for a new client. After working ...
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Received verbal offer, waiting on offer letter, but [closed]

I know there are a few questions about verbal offers vs. written offers but my conundrum is unique in that I received a verbal offer and have not yet received my written offer, but I totally jumped ...
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Accepting offer that requires a work visa: should I decline other offers?

I have received and will be accepting an offer for a position in Switzerland that requires me getting a work visa (the employer is helping with this). While there's never been a case of someone in my ...