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job search, job offer

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The good news is that unemployment is down.

An surprisingly stressful result is that many companies are giving job offers on the spot in fear that they may lose them to someone else!

Now, this is obviously a good “problem” to have if you’re the applicant. But it may surprise you to hear that you should not accept the job right off the bat. What I always tell my clients is to accept the “offer”, but not the job quite yet. That may sound crazy, but you owe it to yourself to go away and think about it before you say “I do” to the job. I talk a lot more about this topic in my book, From Desperation To Deal.

But don’t just take my word for it. Check out this article from U.S. News titled 3 Tips For Handling On-The-Spot Job Offers.

They reco:

  1. Prepare yourself before job searching.
  2. Study up on the company interviewing you.
  3. If you’re offered the job, respect the company’s timeline – and your own, too.

Read the whole article for more insight into how you should handle this tricky (but in the end good) situation.