received a job offer, you will feel very excited about it. You worked hard to get
that job. However, there are instances when you felt like that job isn’t a
match for you. As such, it’s in your best interest to decline the offer. These
are some tips to help you say no to a job without hurting your potential
Let the employer know immediately
If you decided
not to except the job, the employer has to look for someone else to fill the
post. You can’t delay your response or else it would also affect the company.
The human resource department has to find someone to take the job and go
through an entire process again. You need to be polite by letting the company
know as soon as possible.
If you decided
to respond via an email, you have to make your response is short and a simple
as possible. You can provide a reason for the decline, but you don’t have to
explain everything. You also don’t need to provide specific reasons since the
employer will understand that you already declined.
It was such an
honor for you to have even received the chance to get an interview. The fact
that the employer chose you by giving
a job offer means that they really like you. There were other candidates,
but they let go of them to accept you. Since you’re declining the offer, the
least you can do is to express your gratitude. You can also hope that you will
have possible opportunities to work together in the future.
intention to keep in touch
reason why you declined is that there are other job opportunities waiting for
you. You think that these posts are better than the one offered by the
employer. However, even if you decided to decline, you still have to express your
intention to keep in touch. There’s a chance that your paths will cross again
in the future. You want to maintain a cordial
relationship with the employer. Besides, these employers might be connected
with other VIPs and CEOs. If you already have a bad track record due to your
terrible attitude, it could reach other potential employers. You won’t find a
job that you want because no one would love to give you a job offer.
The point is
that it’s okay to decline the offer as long as you’re polite enough in your
response. If the potential employer insisted that you provide a reason for
declining the post, you have to say it’s for personal reasons. They won’t
insist on it anymore since they will respect whatever reason you have. It might
be a risk
to decline the job since you couldn’t find a new job soon. However, you
can’t except a job if you think you won’t be happy if you do so.
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