7 Good Reasons To Turn Down A Reasonable Job Offer
By Mark Swartz
Monster Senior Contributing Writer
What a great feeling to receive a job offer. Especially after a long, anxious search. Finally another employer has recognized that you’ve got the right stuff. Your feelings of relief and excitement can be huge.
- Let the employer know as soon as you’ve made your decision, so that you don’t unnecessarily keep them waiting (see Reason 7 above)
- Use the personal touch. Speak directly to the person who made you the offer. Be brief and upbeat. There’s no reason for a lengthy conversation that gets into gritty details. You can say something like “I really had to think about this long and hard because you seem like a great place to work, and I want you to know how much I appreciate all the effort you’ve made on my behalf. However after taking everything into account, I’ve decided to continue my search elsewhere at this time.”
- Mention that you would like to leave the door open for the future, when circumstances may have changed