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How to refuse a job?

When looking for the job of your dreams, it is normal to spend several interviews in different companies. This gives you an overview of the scope of the job, your future manager and the corporate culture. If the (...)


Show that you enjoyed the exchange with the recruiter

First, it is important to thank the person in charge of recruitment for its proposal and its time. Yes, getting interviews potential candidates is part of his job, but that person probably spent several hours reading your resume, paring your social networks and to make you pass the interviews.

In sum for refusing a job, you must be sincere and thank your interviewer in order not to offend him. For example you can say:

"Thank you very much for your offer of Lead Developer. Thank you for taking the time to consider my application and answering all my questions about the company and the position. "

"I thank you again for the interview last week, I enjoyed meeting with the team and visiting your offices. I enjoyed our discussions on the post Growth Hacker and thank you for this generous offer. "

you must be sincere and thank your interviewer

Give a brief and sincere response

It is very important to give the reason (s) for which you decline the proposal to the recruiter, especially if you have spent a lot of laps in the recruitment process. This reflects a form of vis-à-vis other person respect.

That said, you do not need to go into too much detail. No need to mention the alarms you've seen in your future manager, benefits in kind awesome that you were proposing another company or how you have procrastinated for a week to make your decision.

Being short is probably the best approach. Be honest about the reason you mention to refuse the position. Here are some phrases to say no to an offer:

"After careful consideration, I have decided to accept a position in another company. "

"After much thought, I think this is not the best time to leave my current position. "

"Although this job seems like a great opportunity, I decided to focus my research to another role that will eventually offer me more development prospects. "

you do not need to go into too much detail

Stay in touch with the recruiter

Small world, especially in the world of startups! Relax the atmosphere can sometimes be useful to play down the situation. You can also refer to a topic you discussed, such as an event or a shared hobby.

Otherwise, you may simply wish the best to the caller. For example you can say:

"I hope you pass next month at the conference / this meetup"

"It was a pleasure to meet you, and I hope we have the opportunity to pass us again. "

"Again, thank you for the time you gave me, and I wish you all the best. "

Rejecting a job is never easy and it is quite normal that you do not feel at ease in this exercise. But remember, this is an inevitable step to direct you to the job of your dreams.

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