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3 Steps to Follow When You Receive a Job Offer

by Makenzee R. Taylor, on August 29, 2023
Congratulations! You went through rounds of interviews, maybe a test project or two, and now you’ve received a job offer! Now…what do your next steps look like?

Even as you’re super-excited about this next chapter, it’s important to think critically and remain professional throughout the process. To help you out, we’ve gathered three must-dos for the moments after you receive a job offer.

Consider the Offer

When receiving job offers, you should always feel proud of your accomplishments and success. It’s a big moment! But don’t just rush into accepting an offer immediately, especially if you have other job offers on the table!

Compare your multiple job offers and see which role and company completes the whole package and benefits you the most. Think about benefits, pay rate, the experience you would gain to boost your resume for future endeavors, and any other factors that have to do with the impact your job has on your life.

Also, don’t feel the need to respond immediately; there’s nothing wrong with telling the hiring manager, “I’m very grateful for this offer. When would you like me to decide?” It will allow the company to realize how important it is for them to fill the position while giving you that time to determine if the job is the right fit for you.

Inform Other Potential Employers of the Offer

If you have applied to several companies and received other job offers, inform them you have received other offers ASAP. Sharing this may be an advantage for you because it shows you are liked and needed. It may also strike their attention that they need to act fast and offer incentives for you to join their team such as an increase in pay or more benefits.

When you have decided which company fits best with your needs, write a sincere email to the companies who proposed an offer. In your email, please indicate that you are withdrawing from consideration for the position to pursue another opportunity. Regardless, of whether you accept the job offer or not, it’s professional and shows you have integrity.
Accept the Offer

After narrowing down what company will benefit you the most, it’s now time to let the organization know you accept! Sign the offer and send it back to the hiring manager – but first, if you’ve negotiated any part of the contract, ensure your offer letter reflects those changes.

Not sure how to accept a job offer via email? Here a template Indeed suggests!

Subject line: [Your Name] – Offer Acceptance

Dear [Hiring Manager or Supervisor's Name],

I am pleased to formally accept the offered position as [position] with [company]. Thank you for the opportunity.

As the offer letter displays and as we previously discussed on the phone, I accept the starting salary of [offered salary] with the availability of benefits after [number of months].

I look forward to starting on [start date]. If you require any additional information from me before then, please let me know. You can reach me by phone at [your phone number] or by email at [your email address].

Looking forward to meeting the team and getting started in the new role.

[Your Name]

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Makenzee R. Taylor

Makenzee is an HR Assistant with LandrumHR Workforce Solutions. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in marketing. Born and raised in Northern California, Makenzee enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the beach, traveling and binge-watching TV shows in her free time.

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