Nov 30, 2019 - 04:59 PM
If you make an employer wait for too long they will start to doubt whether it was a good idea to offer you the job. Here's what you should do immediately after getting the offer: Respond to the offer, expressing your appreciation. Second, if you want more time to consider, ask if there is a deadline for an answer (they will usually give you one). Do not ask for more time – there may be pressures to fill the position and they might rescind the offer if you cannot make a timely response.
Third, if you decide you do not want the offer, be polite in declining the job and give a brief answer such as: "It just wasn't a good fit for my career path." If you do accept, do so enthusiastically and confirm a start date. Make sure you always review any job offer in writing and review all the documents you sign.