EPISODE 228

Having multiple job offers is awesome until you have to turn potential employers down.  Learning how to decline job offers in a professional and respectful way is key to keeping relationships on a positive level for the future.

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: “I attended a convention where my organization had a booth and individuals were also presenting. There were 3 individuals that were supposed to be working the booth with me, one didn’t even show up until the last day.  One of our presenters didn’t show up and the session had to be cancelled! Should I tell my boss? I don’t want to get them in trouble and I don’t want to be viewed as someone who tattle tales on others, but if I don’t say something it could come back to stab me in the back.“ -Dave, Portland

A: You have to let your manager know. The conference organizer could talk to your manager and pass on the information without you. Your company will require accountability for the low number of leads that come in. Don’t throw them under the bus, but make leadership aware that things didn’t go off as you had expected and the company didn’t get as much out of the conference as they could have. Be up front. Be honest.

 

STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

Receiving multiple job offers is a good career and morale booster, but it’s important to know how to decline job offers in the right way.

4 Steps to Declining a Job Offer

  1. Make sure you have all the details on the specific job so you can assess if this job is right for you. (i.e. healthcare benefits, 401K, schedule flexibility)
  2. How much time should you take before accepting/declining the offer? The company has other individuals in line for the posted job. Ask when the employer needs a response by. Be sure to respect their time frame. Also, let them know you may be submitting a counter offer and will have questions about the specific details on the job.
  3. Do not send an email. It makes you look weak. Call the manager or meet them face to face. Say “I am declining the offer.” You don’t have to justify your reasons. If you feel like giving them a reason, choose one that won’t burn a bridge.
  4. Stay in touch. Send a thank you email. Drop a line every 6 months or so. You never know when your paths will cross again. Keeping that bridge in place could be vital in the future.

 

QUOTES BY CHRIS

“NEVER EVER EVER NEVER EVER take the first offer!”

“Don’t wimp out!”

 

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