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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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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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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Do companies usually not reveal their benefit package until you sign the acceptance offer letter?

I got a request from HR to accept an offer by signing a letter. It’s not a contract, but indicates I signed the letter. Does that mean I would have to accept the offer without knowing their benefit ...
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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 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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Is it normal for headhunters to ask for written confirmation that candidate is pulling out of other interview processes before giving offer letter?

My brother is a software development engineer interviewing to switch jobs and finally got an offer from a company in a different city. He was given the offer Tuesday at noon, and asked to respond by ...
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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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How to respond to a low salary offer?

Recently I've responded to a job listing for an open position in a local business. Their ad clearly said that the salary they offer is between 1200$ to 1500$ depending on experience etc. After the ...
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What is the right approach to quit a job during probation period for a competing offer?

Two weeks ago I joined a new company and during the hiring process I used a competing offer to increase the proposed salary. Now that competing offer from the other company has increased to almost 2x ...
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How to ask for final decision date for a position , when you have another offer pending? [duplicate]

I interviewed for two different companies, one of them offered me a job, but the other one is still in the process, I know they liked me and I liked them very much, however, I do not know if it is ...
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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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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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How soon to leave a new job [closed]

Here's my situation: After nine years at my job, I left it and relocated across the country. I had a storied career and left on great terms. However, I did not have a network in place in my new ...
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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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How to politely decline a job offer based on work environment didn't seem comfortable? [closed]

I’ve been given a job offer for a 4-month position as a developer. I’d really like to try a developer position as most of my other positions have been IT centric. However, I’m thinking of declining ...
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Can I reject an accepted offer? [closed]

I recently signed an acceptance letter of an offer from a company in UK. In the offer letter there are no declaimers about consequences about rejections. However, I've changed my mind and would like ...
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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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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 ...
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Are there circumstances where a company could rescind a job even after I accept their offer letter?

I had a question about not getting a job even after I sign the offer letter and the company accepts it. Let's say that I accepted the offer letter in emails and they even replied, welcoming me to the ...
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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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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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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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Interviewing just to convince current employer to give me a raise [duplicate]

Is it harmful for me to interview and get offers from other companies just to have my current employer give me a raise I think I deserve? I don't really want to switch jobs as I am quite satisfied ...
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Should I update my recruiter on my other opportunities?

I am applying for positions in a country to which I am moving to soon and one of the positions I am excited about has gotten to the stage where they would have extended me an offer but they have a ...
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What in a background check can be grounds for revoking an offer? [closed]

I recently accepted an offer from a big company. The employment offer was contingent on a 10-year background check. I accepted the offer since nothing in the background check should be any problem. ...
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Should I put a job offer from a former employer on my resume? [closed]

I had a job at a multinational company which I quit 2 years ago, it was meant to be a summer job before college. The two subsequent years, they have contacted me and offered me my position back at the ...
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Working 2 full time software jobs? [closed]

I'm interested in working 2 full time positions at two different companies. The first company is the company I am already working full time and salaried. The workload is laid-back and not super ...
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Politely push job offer?

I have two job offers that I need to respond to within 48 hours if I want the job. There is a third company that I allready had two job interviews with, but they didn't offer me a job yet. However, I ...
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How to counter questions about expected salary? [duplicate]

I was negotiating an offer recently, and having read the relevant advice, refused to name my current salary and my expected salary. The hiring manager was happy enough with the explanation that my ...
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I signed an offer. Can I change my mind? [closed]

I signed an offer letter for a job that will start later this year. Now I changed my mind, and I want to accept another job. My question is: can I refuse a job after I signed an offer letter without ...
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Does this mean that he has been put 'on hold'? [closed]

My friend interviewed with a big multi-national corporation for a Software Engineer position two weeks ago. The day after the interview he received a call from the recruiter saying that they are ...
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How to negotiate salary based on Quality of life?

I've negotiated based on cost of living, but how are salaries negotiated based on Quality of living? I've received an excellent job offer I want... Except for the Third Bullet: Offer salary was in ...
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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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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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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 to negotiate a salary with a known pay scale with steps

I have been offered a position via email that is covered by the US government General Schedule pay system. Basically, the system has 15 grades each of which has 10 steps and the salary of each grade ...
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How to turn down an offer for a position that I asked for

Recently I was on a job hunt. I applied for several positions, one of which was at Company A. Simultaneously, I heard through an old coworker that Company B, where I used to work as a consultant (I ...
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Is it reasonable to negotiate adding “senior” to a job title?

I have an offer for a Ph.D.-level research job from a top company. The compensation package is attractive, but I'm thinking about whether I should negotiate the job title. From my research, roles ...
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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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I got a job offer, but I lied about a few months on my current work history [duplicate]

So I just received a job offer from a small-to-mid sized company. I signed the acceptance letter and accepted the background check, but checked a "No" for may we contact your current employer. I ...
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How to respond to unsolicited recruiter emails?

A technical recruiter outside the province I live in has been calling my personal phone number about a job based in the US. It's been 3 times in 3 days, and she follows up with an email. No details ...
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Take Training Business Trip When You Might Be Quitting?

I am scheduled to take a business trip at the end of the month for some corporate training being paid for by my current employer. Since signing up for the trip, I got recruited to go and work for ...
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Job offer: the new job title sounds unimportant [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer with 10 years of experience and a great resume. During the last few years my job title has been some variations of Senior Software Engineer. I've been looking for a new job ...
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Decline offer while keeping backup option

I received two contract offers from A and B. I've accepted the offer from A, however B doesn't know yet. However, the offer from A is contingent on excruciatingly long and thorough background checks, ...
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Accepted job offer via e-mail, no response after. When should I follow up?

Got the job offer via e-mail which I've never experienced before since it had always been in person on my past two jobs. I replied to the e-mail and accepted the offer but with a few questions at the ...
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What to do when offered interview for different/wrong job after application

A friend of mine was recently invited to apply with her CV to graduate role A in the country 1 at company XYZ, via one of their recruitment staff on linkedIn. The application period expires at the end ...
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Is it okay to ask the notice period of future employer

I have a new Job offer and I don't know the notice period of the new compnany, Is it okay to ask the notice period of future employer
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How should I handle my current employer requesting an extended notice period?

I got a job offer from a very good company, but my current company has created some problems related to my my departure. My current company have requested that my notice period be extended for a month,...
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Lying about not already signing an offer

I made a rather stupid mistake: when I received an offer from my dream company and accepted it I was already in the interview process with another company. About 1 week after accepting the offer, I ...