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When Do I Tell A Company I Took Another Job Offer?

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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.

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