Video:How to Reject a Job Offerwith Alison Doyle
It's important to reject a job offer in a respectful and formal way. Here, learn how to reject a job offer.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Reject a Job OfferWhen you have decided to reject a job offer, you may want to let the employer know in writing that you are declining the offer.
Tips for How to Reject a Job OfferYour letter should be polite, brief, and to the point. You don't want to burn bridges and this employer may have a better offer for you down the road.
So, don't get into any specifics. Even if the hours are awful, the work environment is terrible or the pay isn't enough to make ends meet, don't mention it.
What Should be Included When You Reject a Job OfferYou should include these:
- Thanks and appreciation for the offer
- Written rejection of the job offer
- Address the letter to the person who offered you the position
- Include your contact information and phone number, even though it is on file with the employer
Even though you are declining the job, you want to make sure all your correspondence is professional.
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