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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, 2nd Edition by Lily Madeleine Whiteman, Eleanor Holmes Norton

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CHAPTER 17Responding to an Agency’s Decision

“The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.”—RALPH WALDO EMERSON

You Got the Job!

So you’ve received an offer! You won the jackpot … the grand slam … the ultimate prize. Give yourself a big, fat slap on the back and collect some kudos from friends and relatives.

You Want the Job

Sometimes, the decision on an offer is a no-brainer. The job would be perfect for you, and you’re chomping at the bit for it. But no matter how heavenly an offer may be, consider negotiating your salary, as well as other benefits, as covered in Chapter 16.

Here are some additional tips for what to say when you accept a job offer:

Thank the hiring manager for the offer.

Express excitement ...

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