How To Decline A Job Offer | With Actual Email Sample Based On Experience

Is it even okay to reject an offer?

The answer is YES. How so?

There’s no harm at declining an offer especially when it sucks. Let me give you an example scenario based on my experience. Several years ago, I applied to an online ESL company and got accepted. When I received the job offer, I wasn’t happy with the rate they proposed, so I turned down the offer.

You may be thinking, ”why not counter their offer?” -Well, I did! But that isn’t our topic in this blog post. (Hahaha) Don’t worry I’ll write something about ”how to counter an offer” on my next post, so stick around to see the screenshot of my shameless email.

Anyway, going back to our topic -Although there’s nothing wrong in declining an offer, it is still important to do it right. Just because you have many options doesn’t mean you can be disrespectful to others. What I mean by that is, even though you don’t like the company, the salary, or whatever that is -it is better to stay grounded and professional at all times. Reject the offer in a manner where it doesn’t seem arrogant and offensive. You can do that by responding briefly and nicely. Say thank you and be open with the possibilities of working with them in the future (even if you don’t). There are many ways to decline an offer. Some don’t bother to respond or worse -mock a company, but don’t do that. You are better than that.

Here’s my email for you to have an idea of what I’m talking about. You’re free to judge.

Thank you for reading till the end. Take care! ღ

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