Dear Experts, When do I tell a company I took another job offer? I’ve been interviewing with a few, and I got an offer from one. I want to tell the other companies that I’ve moved along in the process elsewhere to expedite things. I'm hoping that it will get me multiple offers, so I have an even better choice to make. What should I do? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @kgrantcareers Q#158 Only inform them if they contact you and would like to move forward. Thnk them 4 time and state looking at other oppt. @gradversity Q#158 I would never make that call until I had a signed and accepted offer from another company. Too much risk otherwise. @jtodonnell Q#158 If you get contacted for 2nd interview, then it's polite to say no-thanks. No need to call before that. @sweetcareers Q#158 W/n u have an offer frm one empl., update the others. W/n u accept an offer, remove self from othr srchs. @juliaerickson Q#158 Impt to tell truth & manage ur own expectations; unless ur top candidate, emplyr will be happy u bow out. @juliaerickson Q#158 If u want job, ask where they r in process as u have othr poss, realy want theirs; if have offer say so. @ValueIntoWords Q#158 (2 of 2) ...in their opprty; is slightly possible this will spur things along. B prepared 2 walk away, if not. @ValueIntoWords Q#158 (1 of 2) Politely share u've been offered another oppty; also (if genuine) indicate still interested... @dawnbugni Q#158 Don't "blackmail" to get opps. If moving on, be courteous & tell them. Don't tell expecting counter offer. @resumesrevealed Q#158 When u know, co shld, too. Note thanking them & removing urself from consideration. Be professional, dnt burn brdgs. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
June 11, 2009