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So the interview’s done and you've been offered the job? Congratulations! However, there are still things to consider. Make sure you confirm all the details in advance and you'll start this next stage on a really positive note.

While accepting an offer is an exciting feeling, declining an offer can be a bit less fun. Declining an offer is excellent opportunity to build your personal brand and maintain relationships with the people in the organisation.

Here are a few tips to take into consideration when taking your next steps:

  • Don’t make a rash decision, give the hiring manager a time frame and stick to it. Speak with your consultant, your peers, people at home and circle back in person
  • Be realistic; refer back to your target job requirements and why you wanted a new job at the outset.
  • Get everything in writing; make sure you read your offer details thoroughly and confirm everything via email.
  • Be excited! This is the next chapter in your career and what you have been working toward. Convey this to the hiring manager to further underline that they have made the right decision.
  • Always maintain the relationship, even if the company is not the right fit for you.
  • Be confident you are making the right decision.

Ensure you speak to your consultant, be honest and explain why you are declining the offer. You may decide to decline an offer because the organisation said the offer is non-negotiable. If this is the case, discuss with your recruiter and ask them advice. 

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