Don’t blow the job offer
After phone screens and three face-to-face interviews, the job offer has been expanded. All that remains is your acceptance of the offer and you are ready to enjoy the next chapters of his career. Some candidates will accept immediately and others may delay acceptance for various reasons.
It is extremely important that you handle job offers correctly or you risk having your offer withdrawn. Many job seekers fear that salary negotiations will be a deciding factor; but if done correctly it can be beneficial to both the prospective employee and the employer. Being unprepared for a job offer in today’s competitive job market is considered unacceptable.
1. Slow to respond to the job offer. During the interview process, show enthusiasm and enthusiasm for the job. The employer calls you to extend the job offer and you are slow to respond. The employer sees this slow response as a sign that you are not interested in the position. Not responding or being slow to respond is not good of you. Jobs are hard to come by during these economic times and your lack of responsiveness indicates that you may not be the right candidate for this company. 24 hours to respond is acceptable.
2. Asking for too much time to think about the offer. It is expected that you will need time to consider a job offer. This time should be discussed with the prospective employer. In today’s job market, one or two days would be acceptable. Understand that if you do not plan to accept the offer, the employer would like to be able to move on to your alternate candidate. Delaying too long sends the message that you’re not interested and now creates an atmosphere where the hiring manager’s enthusiasm for you has waned.
3. Delay your acceptance until you hear from other potential employers. If you ask for more time to think about an offer, be sure to explain why. It is understandable that you need to consult with your family, etc. Stating that you have another job offer and want to compare the two jobs is a no-no.
Do your homework and make sure you have researched the company. As a professional, you need to know the job market for the position you are applying for. This means you need to do your homework on the company’s compensation and financial stability. Being prepared to enter the final phase of the interview makes the job offer a win-win for you and the employer.