O'Reilly logo

Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Making a Final Offer

However pleased and relieved you feel at having found an ideal recruit for your vacancy, spend time attending to the details of the offer. Make the offer verbally, then follow up formally in writing requesting written confirmation of their acceptance.

TIP

Talk through the details of the job offer with your new recruit.

Offering a job verbally

Begin by offering a job verbally – either on the spot at the end of the second interview or by phone. Outline the benefits package that comes with the position, and allow the candidate time to ask questions. If they reject your verbal offer, ask if this is negotiable. If the reply is still a refusal, turn your attention to your second choice. In some cases, your chosen candidate ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required