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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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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Understanding and negotiating stock options offer

I am considering joining a start-up company and as a part of the compensation package I am offered a certain amount of stock options. How do I evaluate and negotiate this part of the offer, given ...
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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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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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Can one company ask offer letter of another company

I have a job offer from company A and I mentioned that during hr rounds to another company B. Now company B has selected me but before sending the offer letter to me they want the offer letter of ...
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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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No more interviews - when to negotiate salary?

Although this is similar to the "When is the right time to negotiate a salary?" questions, I've found myself in a slightly unusual situation, at least by my own experience. I've applied to a large ...
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Wasn't given time to ask questions in interview and now given job offer

Yesterday I had a job interview doing software development for a branch of the government. Though it went well, I was certain I didn't get the job as they were looking for someone who was highly ...
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Should I allow my boss to make me an offer to stay when I'm planning to resign for a different job? [duplicate]

So I got a job offer that gives 20k more on the same role that I have now, in a different company. However, I kind of like working where I am now. I'm thinking of letting my boss know of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to make a counter offer to an employer that is too low?

I gave a target figure for my salary during a call (say $X) and the company comes back with $Y (5~10% less than $X) plus a small bonus and stock options. When adding the bonus to $Y, it actually comes ...
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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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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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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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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 okay to tell the preferred company that you have received other job offers?

I have recently applied to Company A. I have gone through the 1st and 2nd interview and everything seems to be going well. In the 2nd interview, the senior manager told me that HR would get back to me ...
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Time off before starting a new job

I've just been offered a new job in a senior position . My current notice period is 12 weeks. I really want some time off before I start the new job. I haven't had a proper break from work in years.. ...
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How to negotiate a higher salary for temp to hire position where I'm being hired full time from being a temp?

I got hired as a marketing coordinator at a company through a recruitment agency with a contract to hire position. I got offered a full-time position the very last day of my trial period, and on my ...
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When should I tell a prospective employer about a criminal conviction that resulted in a felony? [duplicate]

During the interview? After the conditional offer? Prior to the background check? Never? I had a job offer recently for a data scientist role and didn't disclose it because they never asked. They ...
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Should I take this new job? I feel guilty for leaving and obligated to stay. Currently mentoring new hire and working on a big project [closed]

I've been working at a company for a year and 5 months and I'm considering an offer from another company. During my tenure at this company, I've experienced a lot of ups and downs that a startup, ...
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How should I deal with new job starting during the notice period of current job?

I attended an interview on 13th October 2016, and got confirmation of selection the next Monday (17th). A week later, the HR confirmed that she would be releasing the offer letter within 2 days. I ...
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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 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 this 3 years NCA reasonable for a 3 month contract?

I am a fresh graduate in state of Michigan, and I have received an offer letter with 65% the market salary, along with a Confidentiality & Non-Competition Agreement that I need to sign. The ...
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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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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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Job offer accepted, having another interview where I really want to work. How to communicate this in the inverview?

The Situation I have finished by study and applied to several jobs and have already had an interview with Company A and Company B. Company A is my first choice (better work, better salary, better ...
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raises promised in offer letter not given

So I got an interesting offer from a company back in 2015 that I accepted. According to the offer letter I was to get raises every six months. Quoting it, If you choose to make a five year ...
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Should I let my manager know I'm considering another offer?

I currently have a full time job that is going well, but beginning to stagnate. I received an offer for another job that I'm very interested in, but still unsure if it's the right time to move on. Is ...
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How to politely ask to trade stock option in job offer for something else?

I've read some related questions but: This is just a good explanation (doesn't answer my question). What's an employee stock option scheme? This question is from a startup perspective (not ...
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Should you tell a potential employer with an offer that you're interviewing with another company?

After more than a month of waiting, I received an offer from a potential employer last week. However, the day before they contacted me about the offer, another company set me up for an interview. ...
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What to do? I have one interview for a great company, another one called me today! [duplicate]

I have applied to a number of positions and have received a Skype interview request from one company which I very much prefer. This interview would be scheduled sometime over the next three days. ...
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Delaying the offer letter

I had interview on 23rd Feb and i was informed by HR through email on 24th saying that my profile was selected for that particular position.I asked her on phone about expected time to get offer letter ...
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Is it advisable to negotiate salary during job offer even after answering the salary expectation question?

During my first interview (phone screen) I was asked how much I expect to get paid. I said $XX,000 (this salary is pretty low for someone in my field, and mentioning this low salary was a mistake. You ...
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Is it Ok to accept an offer from a company but then join another?

I have an offer from a company, which is a good offer. I accepted the offer and resigned from my current company, and am serving the notice period now. However, I am still giving interviews for other ...
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Can I renegotiate an offer I already said was okay?

I had a meeting (after passing the knowledge interview and another meeting) with a software company for which I would like to work. When it came down to money, they asked me how I feel about X ...
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Accepted Offer, No Response From Company

I received an offer through e-mail 2 weeks ago and was told that an e-mail reply is sufficient to accept the offer. I accepted the offer immediately, but since then didn't hear anything back from the ...
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Received a verbal offer but no written offer yet, should I contact the organisation? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked a few times but my situation is a little unique as you will see. Approximately two weeks ago on a Monday I received a verbal offer for a summer internship ...
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How could I ask my future employer if I can work remotely?

I accepted a job back in October as a software developer for a company I've interned for twice. I have a great relationship with the company, and they were eager to hire me on after the summer's work. ...
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How to reply to a status update for a job application?

I've applied to a branding/design company for client service position. I'm communicating directly with the CEO, not a recruiter. I made it through the interview and he said that he thinks that I'm a ...
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What to do- Job offer reduced [closed]

So basically I got offered a job verbally and was told that at the interview that they would like to offer me the position. They even introduced me to everyone in the team saying I will join the team ...
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Should I let the company I “accepted” first know that I'm still interviewing with another company?

I'm a college senior who is graduating in a couple weeks so for the past few months I've been job searching like crazy trying to get a job lined up for after graduation. I currently have a "job offer" ...
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Is it okay to cancel a signed employment contract before starting? [duplicate]

I applied as a part time online teacher and got accepted. I haven't started yet, nor have I attended the orientation. When I applied, they said that I'll get a text the week after the day I applied ...
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Job offer without any details but asking me to withdraw other applications - is it normal?

I have recently applied for a job through a recruitment agency, and had my interview last Thursday. On Friday the agent called me and said that the company is keen on giving me an offer. He said he ...
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The benefits I can ask for from companies in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate from a Masters in CS from Germany. I currently live in Germany and am looking for a job. However, since I'm new to job hunting, I don't have an experience with contracts and ...