Most people work towards finding the right job and not grabbing onto the first job that comes their way. Though a job is a means to support one’s family, a candidate should still derive job satisfaction out of it when they work. This is reason to believe that in order to get the right job, you need to turn down some of the wrong opportunities.
The main reason that you might find it awkward to turn down job offers is that it can upset hiring managers and recruiters. When it comes to turning down job offers, it is something that not everyone has the opportunity to do. This is especially true when you are running short of finances. You should not feel guilty by taking a part-time job till the right opportunity comes your way.
Additionally, you cannot be in control of other’s emotions and at times recruiters or hiring managers could sometimes communicate in a less than pleasant manner.
Here are few tips on how to say no to a job offer:
When it comes to a job search, one of the most crucial elements is being honest. Being honest is about being able to say no and building connections. Instead of burning bridges by turning down offers, you should offer your insight and give valid reasons.
With honest feedback, hiring managers and recruiters can come back with better offers in the near or distant future. The main objective is to learn that honesty wins and grows long term bonds and connections.
It is better to be honest with recruiters and hiring managers that find out that you did not take up the job due to a different reason from what was informed to them.
Fast Turnaround Time
Since hiring is important for businesses, it is important that you inform the recruiters about your intent as soon as possible. Since hiring managers and recruiters spend a lot of time and effort in narrowing down the best candidates. By informing the hiring team to move forward with other candidates, it gives them a chance to concentrate on candidates that will accept the offer. If you are not interested in the job, it is better to inform the hiring team earlier.
It can be quite difficult to say no to a recruiter that is building a relationship with you. This is why it is important to tell the company the truth in a timely manner.
Ghosting is not professional
Ghosting is the process when a person communicates with you in the past and does not have any other communication with you. There are times when recruiters and hiring managers also do this. Candidates that are straightforward with their feedback will ensure that the process is not prolonged.
Avoid Only Email Approach
While sending an email is acceptable when you are turning down an offer, it is important to have a conversation with the hiring manager or recruiter. The best way is to make a phone call with the person concerned when these situations arise.
If you feel that you cannot turn down an offer via phone or virtual meeting, you should message the concerned person instead of just sending an official email.
With a phone call, you give the recruiter or hiring manager the opportunity to ask you follow-up questions. This will help them get the information they need to get the right information. In the same way that candidates get feedback, organisations also need to be updated.
Turning down a job search can be difficult and often considered a luxury. But you should be thankful to the company for providing you a job offer. This is important when you are turning down a job offer.
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