As a leading resume writing and career services agency, ResumeSpice gets it – you’ve spent months writing and revising your resume, going on interviews, and repeating that cycle continually. So it’s tempting to want to say yes right away once you receive a job offer.
But before you answer, you should take some time to really think about the opportunity and the full compensation package.
Here’s what you should do when considering a job offer.
Show your gratitude
Even if you plan to accept the offer “as is,” your first step should be to express appreciation and excitement for the job offer, which will set a positive tone for conversations going forward.
Get it in writing
Ask for the job offer in writing, which should include the job title, start date, and salary at the very least. This makes the offer official.
Sleep on it
Ask when they want a decision by. Most companies understand that you may need a day or two to think about the offer, but don’t wait too long. If they don’t give you a hard deadline, tell them you’ll have an answer within a few business days. If you’re planning to negotiate the offer, set up a phone or in-person meeting to talk through the details.
The last step is to say yes! If you countered their offer, make sure you receive a revised offer in writing as well, to ensure everyone’s on the same page.
Are you ready to negotiate yourself into a new job opportunity or do you need help developing a great resume to get you the interview? Call the experts at ResumeSpice. As one of the leading career services agencies, we can assist you with crafting a strong resume, preparing for interviews, and/or career coaching.
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