What is BEST way to decline an offer

New / Eng

New Eng

Jan 14, 2019 13 Comments

Hi tech people out there,
What are best ways you used to decline an offer. Lets say you have offers from AMZN, GOOGLE, FB, Apple and you choose one. Being in R&D org, it is very important to keep the communication and good will intact. How to reject a offer so that hiring manager feels good about your email. Is a video call or phone call any better. Informing the HR or hiring manager or both in one email. Also, assuming you have negotiated the salary at least few of them, how to say no after they increased TC. Obviously, the offer being chosen is best but other offers are also in good orgs at these companies. Thanks!


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TOP 13 Comments
  • New DvVM00
    good god. just email the recruiter and say you accepted another offer and thank them for their time.

    these are big companies and they are big boys. everyone understands.

    why do so many blinders insist on overthinking this
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Thank you for considering me for an employee position in your corporation. Unfortunately I regret to inform you that i've decided to whore for another. I'm sure you'll find the strength to get over this dire situation. I wish you the best of luck. If have any concerns with this decision or would like to attempt an appeal with a raised offer please reach me at (123) 456-7890
    Jan 14, 2019 1
    • Nvidia / Eng Mr.XoXo
      Truer words haven't been spoken "I have decided to hoe for another"
      Jan 14, 2019
  • Aurora bystander!
    Say- No means No.
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Google / Eng whelmed
    Just take one of your old rejection emails and forward it to the recruiter
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng johnsnow🐲
    After thoroughly considering your offer, currently I've decided to not accept it.
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Oracle / Eng

    Oracle Eng

    Stealth Worker
    Control over your own life is an illusion.
    Say “no”
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Microsoft gOLf82
    It's better to call them and inform rather than just sending a mail.
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Gusto sudo sudo
    Try to make it sound like a tough decision, even if it isn’t. That way you might be able to come back and accept if your new job doesn’t work out
    Jan 15, 2019 0
  • Acxiom RickErwin
    Yes, tell them that is great however you have accepted another offer. Make sure to thank them for the time they spent interviewing. Hope our paths cross again in future. Tech world is a small world
    Jan 14, 2019 0
  • Amazon crapshucks
    Just send out a formal mail.Dont ghost !
    Jan 14, 2019 0


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