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How To Gracefully Decline An Accepted Job Offer When Something Better Comes Along

In the fragile work environment we’re currently in, taking any job you can get is the recommended course of action. However, when you get a better offer, you’d have to decline the previous one before moving on.

Doing so in a way that doesn’t bring up resentment from the company requires tact and skill. It’s impossible to consider holding onto a position when your dream job opportunity arises. Sadly, not all HR managers see it the same way. Some are actively resentful of these situations.

1. Take Time To Explain Your Decision

2. Do It Over The Phone Or In Person

3. Keep It Short And Simple

4. Be Honest And Polite

5. Be Transparent On What The New Role Offers

6. Offer A Referral For The Role

7. Try To Help The Transition

8. Express Gratitude For The Opportunity

Read more via Forbes

Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups 7 years. She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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