Every jobseeker looks forward to being chosen for hire. But when it comes to job offers, sometimes saying “no” to the wrong position is even harder than hearing “no” for the right one, no matter how long an individual is in the workplace.
“Sometimes individuals feel guilty turning down an offer, and they should not feel any guilt,” said Kevin Monahan, associate director of the Notre Dame Career Center. “As long as the declining of the offer is handled professionally, each side can move on with no regrets.”
First, take a step back. Before making the decision to decline, jobseekers need to fully consider an offer, particularly in the current job environment.