When you have spent a lot of time and made a lot of effort applying for jobs, uploading your resume, and attending job interviews, it can be very exciting to finally receive a job offer. This could be the start of an exciting career for you, but it is important to keep in mind that you do have options when you receive an offer of employment.

Now that you have a job offer, it is up to you to decide what you want to do next. Of course, you must remember that employers will not assume that you are accepting the offer unless you advise them of this. So, it is vital that you respond to the offer no matter what your decision with regard t what you want to do. In this article, we will look at some of the options available to you once you receive the offer of a job.

Some of the Things You Can Do

There are a few different options that you can consider when you receive a job offer. Some of these are:

Accepting the Position

One of the things you can do, of course, is to accept the job offer. Before you do this, it is vital that you check the job offer and the terms of employment carefully to ensure that you are happy with everything that is in the contract. Once you have had the chance to go through it properly, you should then provide your written acceptance to the company which you can do via regular mail, email, or even take it in yourself. Make sure the acceptance is polite and professional and be sure to get your acceptance to the company in a timely manner.

Declining the Job

Another option you have available to you is to decline the job offer, and you may decide to do this for a number of reasons. Your circumstances may have changed since you applied for the job, and you might no longer be in a position to accept. You might have received other job offers and be more interested in one of the others. It might be that you are not happy with the terms of employment, and you may wish to decline as a result. If you do decide to decline the job offer, you should make sure you still let the company know in writing, and that you make your letter respectful.  

Negotiating the Terms

One of the other options you might want to look at is negotiating the terms of the contract. If there are certain areas of the contract and terms that you want to have amended, it is worth discussing this with the employer rather than just turning the position down. They can then make the changes if they are agreeable, and you can then accept the offer under the new terms.

These are some of the options you have available to you after receiving a job offer.