Senin, 15 Desember 2014

How to Respectfully Decline a Job Offer

While you can decline a job offer over the phone, it's best to follow up with a letter stating you aren't going to accept the position. You can also send a letter instead of calling the employer. Doing so is a professional practice that can help you build a positive relationship with the employer. That positive relationship, in turn, can benefit you if a more suitable position for you opens up in the future.
Things You'll Need
  • Computer with word processing software
  • Printer
  • U.S. letter paper
  • Standard envelope
TIps For You

  1. Type a letter to the employer, using a business letter format (see Resources for template examples).
  2. Express your thanks for the confidence that the employer has demonstrated that you can do the job well. The Philadelphia University Career Services Center suggests that you write something like, “I appreciate your confidence in my abilities to be successful with your organization.” Thank the employer for the chance to work with the company (see References 1).
  3. State that you respectfully must decline the offer of employment in the second paragraph. You might give a reason for your decision such as, “I must unfortunately decline your offer of employment as I feel that my long-term career goals are better suited to another position.” Keep the reason(s) you give as positive and as centered on you as possible. For example, you wouldn't say that you do not like that everyone works in a cubicle in the company and that you really want a corner office (see References 2). Bad news travels fast from employer to employer. If you're disrespectful in your letter in any way, it will likely be generally known among employers in the same industry. As a result, you may have a more difficult time finding another job.
  4. Offer to maintain a relationship with the employer and keep the communication channels open in the future. For example, you might say, “I hope that my decision does not negatively affect my relationship with the company and I look forward to discussing future openings with you” (see References 2).
  5. Print the letter on U.S. letter-sized paper and mail it to the employer using a standard envelope.

How to Motivate an 18-Year-Old to Get a Job

After 12 years of schooling it can be hard to leave home and break out on your own. In fact, it's not uncommon for 18-year-olds to have poor motivation to find a job, whether the work is part time or full time. Parents may need to prod their offspring into paid employment, and there are a number of ways to do this. Positive motivation should always be used first -- only turn to negative motivation if others fail. The good news is that sooner or later most young adults do get a job.

Tips For You

  1. Explain the benefits of having a job -- this can include increasing the teenager's disposable income, saving for big-ticket items such as a car, college or a home, and even having benefits such as health insurance. Include in your explanation the fact that many of the teenager's friends are likely to have, or be seeking, jobs.
  2. Help your teenager to find a job. Let all your friends and family members know that your teen is looking for work, and ask loved ones to inform you if they learn of any opportunities for her. Assist your teen in looking online, in want ads or by driving her to job interviews. Practice mock interviews and job-related questions with your teen, and help her write or spruce up her resume. Provide ongoing encouragement if her first few attempts to seek a job are unsuccessful.
  3. Provide small rewards when your teen takes steps in the right job-seeking direction. This could be a gift card for going on a certain number of interviews, purchasing work-related clothing, and even a dinner out after a particularly tough week of pounding the pavement.
  4. Try negative reinforcement if other methods are not successful. List all the negative things that will happen if your teenager does not get a job. Include things such as the fact that she will eventually have no way of supporting herself, no health benefits in case of illnesses or accidents and no money for "fun" things. Let her know that you will be unable to support her, or provide disposable income, for the long term.
  5. Issue an ultimatum if all else fails. Tell your teen that you will not pay for college, her car, her allowance (if she receives one) or even room and board if she does not look for a job. Give her a deadline to find a job (or begin looking) or she will face consequences.

How to Write a Rejection Letter for a Job Offer

If you are offered a job you do not wish to accept, you should politely decline the job in writing. Take care to write a rejection letter that will avoid burning bridges with the company making the offer. Make sure to convey sincere appreciation for the company's time and efforts.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Stamped envelope

Tips For You

  1. Format your letter like a business letter. Address your letter to the person responsible for making the offer. Make sure to address the person who wanted to hire you by his or her full name.
  2. Add your full contact information as part of the letterhead, including your phone number, home address and email address.
  3. Start your letter out by expressing your gratitude. Open your rejection letter by explicitly thanking the individual (and company) for making the the job offer. Then, if possible, clearly state a reason why you are unable to take the position. Make sure that your reason is clear and concise. For example, write "I am unable to accept the job due to having taken employment with another company." If you do not wish to mention why you do not want to take the position, avoid doing so.
  4. Avoid insulting the company. As stated before, burning bridges with a company may hurt your career in the future. Even if you do not feel that you ever wish to work for the company, abstain from speaking negatively about it. After all, you never know where you might encounter the employees at a future time in your professional field. Keep your rejection firm but polite. Leave no ambiguity as to what you wish to do.
  5. Exercise diplomacy. If you are rejecting an offer due to having previously accepted one at another company, stay away from mentioning specific details. Show diplomacy to the company's hiring manager.
  6. Close your letter by thanking the person and company for its time. Send the company your wishes for its future successes, and end your letter with a courteous closing such as "Sincerely yours," or "Best regards."

How to Tactfully Postpone a Job Offer

What do you do when you're waiting on a job offer from Dream Job, Inc., and an offer comes in from Runner Up Co.? This is a pleasant problem to have, to be sure, but you can't accept the offer from RU Co. and then turn it down again when DJ, Inc. finally calls you with a job offer. There are tactful ways to put off accepting a job offer that won't negatively impact your reputation or cause the second company to withdraw the offer.

Things You'll Need

  • Telephone

Tips For You

  1. Contact your preferred company as soon as you've been offered the job by the runner up and ask when they might be willing to make a decision. Let them know you've had an offer and must accept or decline by a certain date, but would like to know if they want to hire you, too, because you would prefer to work for them.
  2. Contact the runner-up company and thank them for offering the position to you, but you would like some extra time to research your decision. Try not to ask for more than an extra week -- the company is, after all, trying to fill an empty position -- but if you ask politely they might be willing to give you a few extra days.
  3. Ask for more time on the basis of personal reasons. If you have any personal obligations upcoming that will take your time, such as an impending visit from family or a trip out of town, you can ask for more time on the basis of distraction and being unable to give the decision your full attention.

How to Get Published in "The New Yorker"

First published in 1925, "The New Yorker" magazine is a monthly publication containing long-form journalism and short commentary. Each issue reports on both national and international politics and culture. Also included are "The New Yorker's" famous cartoons along with poetry, fiction, fashion and reviews of movies, books, theater, movies and art. Many writers and poets considered it an achievement to be published in "The New Yorker." If this achievement is among your personal goals, you must follow submission guidelines for the magazine carefully.

Tips For You

    • 1
      Familiarize yourself with samples of the content that "The New Yorker" publishes. It is a waste of your time and a blight on your credibility as an author to submit material which does not fit the tone of the magazine. Purchase back issues of the publication or read articles online until you are confident that you understand what gets published and are sure that your writing is up to par.
    • 2
      Convert your submission to a PDF. Guidelines indicate that fiction, poetry, Shouts & Murmurs and newsbreaks should be sent as PDF attachments. There are several free online programs which you can download to transform practically any Windows application into a quality PDF document.
    • 3
      Submit your writing. "The New Yorker" accepts writing submissions via the online Contact Us form on its website. Fiction, poetry, Shouts & Murmurs and newsbreaks will only be accepted in this format.
      Unsolicited Talk of the Town stories or other kinds of nonfiction will not be considered. On the form you will be asked for your personal contact information. You will also have the opportunity to compose a brief message to go along with your submission. A button on the form lets you upload and send your PDF.

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How to Find a Job With a Misdemeanor

It can be difficult to find a job with a misdemeanor on your record. Employers can ask you whether you have ever been convicted or incarcerated for a misdemeanor that occurred within the last five years. Some states also allow employers to ask about misdemeanors that occurred more than five years ago. So to find a job with a misdemeanor, you need to either have your record expunged or prepare a strong defense.

Tips For You

  1. Obtain a copy of your criminal offender record so that you can view all your convictions. Look at each conviction and prepare a viable defense that you could use if an employer were to question you about your criminal record. Also be prepared to explain what you learned from the mistake you made.
  2. Consider hiring an experienced attorney who can fight in court to have your charges expunged. If the charges were non-violent and occurred more than a year ago, then you may be able to have them permanently removed from your record. You would then be able to legally tell an employer that you haven't been convicted of a misdemeanor.
  3. Be completely honest with employers. If you're unable to get your charges expunged, then do not try to hide them. Admit your mistakes, describe your punishment, and explain the steps you've taken to turn your life around. Mention any therapy you've completed. If you were a former substance abuser, it would help if you're still attending Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
  4. Don't bring up your criminal record unless your employer brings it up first. Some employers merely ask if you've ever been convicted of a felony. Misdemeanors and felonies are two very separate classes of crime, so you aren't obliged to mention your misdemeanor charges unless you are specifically questioned about them.
  5. Offer a potential employer a list of very good references. Don't just choose friends and family members. Try to get references from important individuals in the community, such as former teachers, your former probation officer, former employers and church pastors. It would be even more helpful if you could get a letter of recommendation.
  6. Avoid applying for positions that relate too strongly with your conviction. If you were convicted of stealing from a drug store, for instance, then your chance of obtaining a drug-store job would be quite diminished. You can still try, but you'll need an extremely strong defense.

If You Get Called for a Pre-employment Appointment Does That Mean You Got the Job?

Pre-employment appointments don't necessarily mean you got the job, but it's a very good sign when you get a call to report to your prospective employer for a pre-employment meeting. Based on many organizations' hiring practices, pre-employment appointments are the last step before the company either makes an offer or conducts an informal interview where the hiring manager introduces you to future colleagues to determine if you really are a good fit for the job and company. Either way, it's a good sign, but not a guarantee that you'll get the job.

When HR Calls You

  • If you're summoned to a pre-employment appointment by a member of the human resources staff, it could simply be a formality in the company's hiring and selection process. Before extending an offer of employment, many recruiters assist hiring managers by assembling required paperwork, such as background check applications, fingerprints for criminal history inquiries or pre-employment skills tests. Whenever you get a call from HR to come in for a pre-employment meeting, ask if you need to bring documentation, such as proof of work authorization, certifications or licenses, or professional references.