Is There a Way to Turn Down a Job Offer? |

The follow-up question is whether you want to negotiate during the call.

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I'm Jeff all up in the big game hunter a coach who helps people professionally in
a number of different ways. And someone asked me a question about, "is there a way
to turn down a job offer?" Obviously, there is a way but are there better ways? Yes. So
the first question I have is are you trying to negotiate here or do you just
want to flat try it out I'll turn it down so if you want to negotiate the
idea is not to turn it down instantly but to basically say I'm struggling with
the offer that you may I really love the people love the work blah blah and go
into the numbers then. "What's the problem?" Everything sounded good so
far." "It's the money. I thought you were a little light on the money." "How light?"
a big range in there." And will try to intimidate you a little bit into coming down in price.
Make a difference of the work they both make a difference
to me frankly because if I can't afford to work, I'm going to wind up feeling the
pressure in my job and, ultimately, to leave. So, it goes hand-in-hand. One is not
more important than the other." That's the way to respond to that one. "So, what's it going
to take? $5, $10? What is it?" Then you give them a sense. "I prefer the 10, quite obviously
And you kind of explain what you reasoning is. "Well, how did you come up
with that price?" "There are any number of sites and conversations that I've had that
point to this number for what I do. You kind of play it in that casual low-key kind
of way like I'm trying to do now.
it's very easy. What you do is, after hours, you leave a voicemail. And you call them up and say,
"I've been thinking about this and have a very difficult decision I like the people I've
met with
I've gotten another offer appreciably more and if there's a way that you could
match it that'd be great however, it's for significantly more so, I'm going to be
turning down the offer. Thank you" and you go on from there. By doing it after hours
You're not going to get into a conversation with firm. You do it directly
with the person. They can hear you agonize over it. If you were
represented by a recruiter if you call
them and not the company, they're going to start arguing and try bullying you into
taking the job. Eventually, you may get into an argument and hang up on them.
Cave will and in the Fundamentally it's
always best to do it directly with the employer by leaving a voicemail so that,
In this way, they can hear the agony of this, the decision has already been made,
they notify the recruiter and you don't get into an argument except the one where they say,
"So why didn't you call us?? Maybe we could have done something for you."
I'm Jeff Hoffman I hope you found
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great day and be great


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes.

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