If there was a Question Hall of Fame, this one would be in it. Sometimes…
John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
Walk away from an offer? Sure you can. Sometimes that can be the right move. On the other hand, maybe you shouldn’t even pursue an offer you’re not eager to accept in the end.
Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? How can you know whether you really do want to go to work for that BV practice until you have an actual offer in your hand?
If you’ve managed the process proactively, you probably know what your gut tells you about the opportunity, and you know it well before you get to the offer stage. It could be that there are yellow flags that you step past because of the raise in pay you could get from this job change. When that’s the case, it’s helpful to focus on the questions that are starting to pop up.
Take the time to take a second look. Good advice. Better advice if you do it during the interview stage, instead of when you hold the offer in your hand. By that time, your judgment has been shaded. Your decision is not merely whether this job is the right one; it’s whether the salary is enough to make it the right one.
If you’ve done your homework, and asked the questions you should ask, you should be eagerly and naturally pursuing that offer. When you start from your decision that it’s the right place, the money works out fine. If you can’t get to that ‘right place’ decision, an offer can turn out to be more trouble than it’s worth.
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