If you decide not to accept an offer: decline gracefully and quickly
This Post has what you need to do it professionally 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”
A worker being pulled by a big hand
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