job offers

how to turn down a job offer

You applied, you interviewed, you got the job – and now you want to turn it down. How do you do it? Can you email or do you have to call? Do you have to give a reason? What should that reason be? What if you might want to work with that employer in the […]

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how to ask for more vacation time

If you’re like most Americans, you don’t get nearly enough vacation time from your employer. But what you may not realize is that you can often negotiate more vacation time for yourself – either as part of the offer negotiation process when you’re first being hired or later on after you’ve been on the job […]

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I turned down a job, and now people are devastated

A reader writes: I recently changed jobs. Company A had seen me speak at a conference a few years ago, and brought me in to consult. After I came in, they contacted me and said they had a position they would like me to consider. I agreed to interview, mostly to get more information than […]

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did I lead my interviewer on?

A reader: I have been working for a company (Company A) for six months now, on a temporary contract. The pay is good and the hours are flexible, and as I would like to start studying part time soon this arrangement suits me. I don’t see a lot of potential for growth in this company, […]

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should I leave my good job for a better one?

A reader writes: I took a job at a company a little over a year ago after being unemployed following being a part of a large lay-off. I was so grateful for the job and ended up really loving the company and its culture. After the trauma of the lay-off, I passionately told them that […]

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