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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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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Determining how supportive potential employers would be of my disability

I suffer from a disability (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME). Basically I am constantly tired, and am actually more productive if I do fewer hours. Sometimes I ...
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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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Got a remote job offer, how do I know that it's legitimate?

Recently I was contacted by a company for a remote job offer for a Russian company (I am in India). I accepted that and I had a face-to-face meeting with one person from their team. He asked for my ...
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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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What should I do if the HR of the company behaves this way?

So I got a call from a junior HR of a reputed company regarding a job opportunity that required my skills, they asked about my current CTC(cost-to-company) and my expectations. I gave them a number x ...
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Company wants specific reason why I am not accepting their offer… not sure how to say why politely

I recently moved with my husband and am in the process of trying to find a new job. I have been unemployed for about 3 weeks now, applying like crazy to jobs. I have been interviewing with this ...
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How can I get better benefits when countering an offer letter?

I just received the offer letter. The salary looks good but the vacation is only 2 weeks. I want to get at least 3 weeks. I have read somewhere that you should always include multiple items in the ...
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How to decide between two life-changing career options? [closed]

I'm a freshly graduated Medical Doctor and I'm about to decide on my future career. I've used the word life-changing in the title because these two "jobs" will lead me to two different careers. ...
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Telling recruiters about other offers?

My question is about staffing firms. If one receives an additional offer besides the one the recruiter was able to get, during the "think about it phase", is it a good idea to tell the recruiter about ...
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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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Might be fired from a part-time job before starting a full-time job

I hope this is a relevant question. I'm a senior in college and have recently accepted a full-time offer to be an IT Business Analyst at a company that's opening up a new office in the area. However, ...
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Do you still negotiate when going through a staffing agency?

It's said you should always negotiate salary. However, I'm looking at some contract-to-hire type positions through a staffing agency. Typically, the agency "presents" me at a given hourly rate that we ...
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Employed but recruited for new job that starts in 4 months - Advice on Notifying Current Employeer

I am currently employed and another company contacted me about a new position the company is creating. They are hoping to have the individual start on July 1 - four months away. They targeted me as ...
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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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Would an entry-level web developer learn more working for a startup or large corporation? [duplicate]

I just finished school and have no work experience in web development other than a few small freelance projects. I have received two job offers and am wondering which path would be best for continuing ...
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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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Company delays interview outcome in order to interview more candidates

I've interviewed with a big firm in the software industry and the interview went well, they gave me a good feedback. Once completed all the interview steps the manager said that I would get a ...
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A company offered $5k less than my asking salary (also $5k less than what I was paid at previous job)

A company I recently applied to seemed eager to take me, according to one of their managers who contacted me. But they offered $5k less than my asking salary. I really don't want to take on a new job ...
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How can I say no to a company after being selected?

After a couple rounds of interviews, a company has offered me a position and asked me to come in to fill out the paperwork. I was quite ok with the offer, but have come to learn (from friends who ...
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What are some common salary negotiation tactics from the employer's perspective?

I received a job offer this past Monday. The job offer, requiring relocation to a different, more expensive city, was attached to a salary offer that was a couple thousand dollars more than I ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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How can I tactfully/respectfully decline a job offer due to depression?

Here's the context: I'm a Software Engineer at one of the most elite companies in the world, I've been in the industry for five years, having worked on numerous projects, ranging from small to very ...
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Issue with background-check on previous employment start-date

I am a recent graduate and I was given an entry level IT job offer by a large corporation not too long ago. They required a recent computer science graduate for the position, I met the requirement and ...
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Didn't mention that I had 3 weeks of holiday booked during interview, and now got job offer

During an interview process I said that I had 2 weeks holiday booked in July (but I actually have 3 weeks booked). The job starts in May, so my holiday would happen 2 months into my 6-month probation ...
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How do I determine the value of low cash payment, stock shares, and crypto-currency as compensation?

I am a junior developer (pretty much fresh out of school) and just received an offer from a friend of a friend who runs a startup (which is about a year old). I don't really understand the terms of ...
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Should a potential employer ever ask you to formally “reconsider” another accepted offer before proceeding?

Main question: When, if ever, is it appropriate for a potential employer to ask you to contact another employer (whose offer you've already accepted) to tell them you're reconsidering prior to ...
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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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A company wants me to wait for the other company's offer to then make a decision

So I am in Michigan USA and I had an interview last week with a big company and another interview today with a small company. I liked the small company: Educated team, experienced team and a nicer ...
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What to do if I receive two job interviews at the same time?

Stemming from this question, I actually managed to get another job interview for a different company. I hear back about my status from the first interview on Tuesday. I have my interview for the ...
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Resigned before accepting a conditional offer

I made a very rash decision now I am regretting it to the bone. I accepted a conditional letter from a company for a full time job while working in a per-week job. I was asked when I would like to ...
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Signing a contract in another language

I was sent a contract in German by a German company for a job in Germany by email. I live in the UK and only speak English. The job requirement says that German is not required. I would move to ...
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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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I scored low on the Technical Test, but they offered me a Job?

I interviewed for a PHP Developer's position earlier in the week, my experience is in C#, so my knowledge of PHP is extremely limited. But I went for the position anyway, because if I didn't turn up ...
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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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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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Is it acceptable to leave my part-time job for another full time job offer?

After being unemployed and struggling to find a full time job, I accepted a part time job with an organization I really respect. Overall, I am enjoying the job and it will help my career in the long ...
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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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Is it typical to see the Non-Compete Agreement only after signing the offer letter?

I have a job offer letter from a company that I am being asked to accept and (electronically) sign. My concern is that the offer letter refers to certain documents (Employee Confidentiality Agreement,...
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What should I do about a person who's used my name to fake a reference for someone else?

One of my friends asked me to be his reference for a job he applied. He told me that he's put my details as a reference and that I should be expecting a call from the company he applied for. Due to ...