Decline a job offer appropriately
There are different reasons why you might have to decline a job offer. It could be because you found another position that better fits your career goals, maybe the salary or other job conditions were not what you expected, or just because you have other personal reasons. Despite the reasoning, make sure you decline a job offer appropriately. It helps to maintain professional relationships with the people in the organization, adds to your professional image, and shows that you appreciate the fact that the employer considered you over other candidates.
Once you have made a definitive decision about declining the offer, it is extremely important to inform the employer immediately. Contact the employer in a professional way and formally decline the offer - you could inform them over the phone or by- email! Express your appreciation for the offer, state that you have decided to decline the offer after careful consideration, and if you wish you can mention the reason why, but this optional and you are not required to do so
- Glassdoor: How to Decline a Job Offer
- How to Decline a Job Offer: A list of 7 things to do in order to decline a job offer politely while keeping doors open for the future.
- Declining a Job Offer Based on Salary: What should you do if the salary you’re offered isn’t sufficient? In this video, Pat Goodwin discusses ways of graciously asking if there is any salary flexibility and how to respond if there isn’t.
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