Jun 24, 2019 - 06:44 PM
If you decide to turn down a job offer, it's important that you do not damage your professional reputation and burn bridges within your industry.
When turning down an offer, first demonstrate your appreciation for the time and effort put into the recruiting process. Then, briefly provide the reason you're turning down the offer, whether your career goals align better with another offer or it's better to stay in your current job at this time. Make sure you leave a positive impression – tell the hiring manager that you hope your paths will cross again and you wish them the best of luck. If you feel you've made a connection, send a LinkedIn invitation.