Ask for Time to Consider a Job Offer

Ask for Time to Consider a Job Offer

It’s OK to ask for some time if you need to:)

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 116 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

"I Went Ahead"


One of the best phrases you can live by on your job hunt is "I went ahead."

"I went ahead and made you a chatbot for you website."
"I went ahead and did this SEO analysis for you."
"I went ahead and took photos of your store and posted on Instagram."
"I went ahead and created a two-week content calendar for you."

Create value without permission and everyone will love you.


Ask for Time to Consider a Job Offer


You're gonna get a job offer soon because you're taking our empowered approach.  

So be sure to bookmark our guide on negotiating job offers, and remember to take time before making a decision, but also be prompt and communicate.

"If you get an offer letter while waiting to hear about other opportunities you may like better, what do you do? It’s OK to ask for some time. But not too much. You definitely want to respond to the offer promptly. For this, there is no such thing as 'too soon.' Let them know you are eager and grateful, and that you care, but you’re not ready to pull the trigger just yet."


Quote of the Day


“You can have, do or be anything you want.”
– Joe Vitale

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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.