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How To Turn Down A Job Offer?

1.Say you appreciate the opportunity

First, like at any other job, you should let them know that you appreciate the opportunity to work at such a fine establishment. Tell them what you like about their company(if you didn’t

do that already in your previous calls or emails) or reiterate what you like about their company. In an email or over the phone tell them: I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work at

blank company. I really like xxxxxx. Thank you for your time and consideration. Being nice in the beginning is imperative because down the line, you may want to

work at that company in the future.

2. Briefly explain why you won’t accept the offer. Next, tell them why you won’t accept their job offer. Don’t go into detail about what you don’t like about the job. (for example, don’t

mention a hiring manager’s slow response time, low pay, poor benefits, etc) Also, don’t explain every little detail about another job that makes it better than the job you rejected. Be nice,

brief, don’t spill too many beans, and always be honest. This is what you should say: -This job sounds like a great opportunity, but I have decided to pursue another

job.

-I have thought about this role for a while, but I have decided to pursue another job.

It’s important to give them a reason why you won’t accept the position, so the hiring

manager isn’t left scratching his/her head wondering why this candidate didn’t accept

the offer.

3. Say you will be thinking about them

After you give your reason why you won’t be accepting the job offer, you should give yourself a peaceful send off. Over the phone or through email, you should say that you have their

company on your mind. This demonstrates your level of respect for the company. If you’re feeling up for it, and really found an interest in their company, let them know that you will stay

in contact with them. Who knows? Maybe someday down the line you will want to work at that company in the future. Like in any situation or circumstance, you should present yourself as

a likeable person. You wouldn’t want to ruin your chances of getting another job in the future.

Here’s what you can say:

I will keep your company in my mind in the future. Please stay in contact.

I will remember your company, and I wish you all the best.

Of course, modify these tips in any way you see fit. With time and patience, you will find your

dream job.(Or a good job, at least.)