When you’ve found the perfect fit for your career, you just know it, but what about the times when you need to say no? Job seekers spend so much time dreaming of accepting a new position, they often neglect to plan for how to decline a job offer. 

Unfortunately, this unpreparedness can lead people to take actions that can harm them professionally. Turning down a job can be an awkward conversation – so much so that folks often opt out of the chore all together! This phenomenon is known as “ghosting.” Instead of explaining the reasons behind their decision, candidates who ghost simply cut off all communication with the employer. It’s a disappearing act that may avoid a difficult phone call or email, but can burn bridges to new opportunities down the road. 

How to Decline a Job Offer

Don’t let the fear of letting down your interviewer tarnish your reputation! While planning for success can help keep job seekers motivated, it pays to be prepared for when things don’t work out as planned. 

That’s why we welcomed back Nichole, Medix’s Lead Corporate Recruiter, to the Impact Podcast! In our latest episode, she shares the biggest mistakes she’s seen from her candidates that have had to decline a job offer. Then, we discuss strategies for how to go about saying no the right way. 

If you’re unsure of how to decline a job offer, it’s an episode you won’t want to miss! Tune in below, or visit www.medixteam.com/podcast for more information.