Choosing A Company To Work For Chapter 8 - Weighting

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What other questions do I need to ask myself when choosing a company?
  • What should I be looking for when choosing a company?
  • How do I decide between different companies?

Our guidance on how to weight the factors involved in making the decision about which company to work for.

In this series we've covered many of the essential areas you need to consider before deciding to work for a company: compensation, values, industry stability, reputation, opportunities, locations, financials and customer base. Although it's been a long series, you will probably be able to go through all the factors in no more than 45 minutes. Then what?

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How Not To Accept An Offer - Chapter 2 - Don't Say 'Yes, But'

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I accept a job offer?
  • Can I negotiate a job offer?
  • Can I make changes to job offer conditions?

Our guidance on accepting offers - how not to do it!

We covered how to decline an offer a while ago and we still got questions about how to accept offers. Then we published 'Accepting an Offer' and we still got questions about what's okay and what's not. This cast covers questions we've been asked about accepting offers and behaviors which are definitely NOT okay.

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Declining An Offer

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What do I say when I want to decline a job offer?
  • How long can I take to decide about a job offer?
  • Should I stay in touch when I decline a job offer?

Our guidance how to effectively turn down an offer.

If you've only ever received one offer at a time, then the thought of turning down an offer might be quite odd. However, the more you listen to Career Tools and make yourself into a desirable candidate, and the more you listen to the Interview Series and ASK for offers, you will soon find yourself in the enviable position of turning down offers.

It's totally possible to turn down an offer, continue to have a great relationship with the company and the hiring manager and get another offer from them later. Your aim is to decline the offer, gracefully and professionally, and avoid doing anything which irritates the hiring manager.

So, how do you do that?

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What To Do With A Counter Offer

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Should I take a counter offer from my manager?
  • Can I negotiate using a counter offer?
  • Should I interview just to get a counter offer?

Our guidance on what to do when you receive a counter-offer.

As the economy heats up, those of you in professions where talent is short will receive multiple offers for new roles. In addition, when you try to resign, your current company will counter-offer. That is, they will offer you more money, benefits, training or a promotion to stay.

In some areas of the economy, this is already happening. In our experience, the first time most people are counter-offered, they don't know what to do. This guidance addresses that situation.

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The Dangle

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What is the dangle?
  • How do I deal with being dangled?
  • How do I make the choice between two jobs?

This cast describes a recruiting "technique" called the "Dangle" and how to combat it.

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