If you decide not to accept an Offer: decline gracefully and quickly
This Post has what you need to professionally decline a job offer and keep doors open for the future…
If you decide not to accept a job offer: decline gracefully, professionally and quickly. Do it well and you just might get a pleasant surprise of a better offer that you now might accept. And they might have something more suitable in the future.
Declining some jobs is a critical part of job searching. Of course, it’s never easy when you’ve been looking for a while and the mortgage and bills are piling up.
But it’s your life – you will be much happier and end up earning more in the right job. With a well-planned job search, you will have alternatives soon. However, occasionally the reality of money means you have to take any job, at least temporarily.
Warning signs leading to a “No”
- There is no regular, planned feedback in the job
- Performance standards are confusing, and the job description unclear
- The boundaries of your job, where it begins and ends, remain confused, even after asking for clarification (note this is increasingly common with ‘knowledge’ jobs)
- You don’t know why it’s been vacant for so long – despite asking why
- You don’t know how many hours are needed each day for great performance
- You have not met your future boss or work colleagues, only HR
- The job does not appear to allow you to learn new skills, and there is limited training and development
- The company is receiving bad press and may have financial pressure
It’s your life, your career. Just say No.
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