The Job Offer

When the job offer comes in, you’ll be excited. It might be by email or a phone call, or they might call you back in to the office to make the offer in person. No matter how the offer is made, there’s only one way to respond to a job offer.

You, even though you're excited:

Thanks very much, I’m glad we’re at this stage. Of course, I’ll need some time to examine the offer. When would be a good time to talk to you tomorrow?

You thank the hiring manager or HR representative graciously, express your happiness at having moved forward, and then you do not accept the position yet. I don’t care if the money’s good and it’s a great place to work and your rent is due in a week—do not accept on the spot. The job offer can wait twelve ...

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