How much time can you ask for to consider a job offer?
It may outline by when the company expects to hear from you. Otherwise, two to three days is usually enough time to consider the offer, but as a general rule of thumb, ask for no more than a week. If you plan on doing a good bit of negotiation, then be conservative in how much time you ask for.
How do you respond to a job offer but need more time?
Here are some steps to follow to help you bide time, but stay in the game:
- Show excitement and gratitude. < Strelka/Flickr.
- Understand the whole picture. <
- Ask for a specific amount of time. <
- Don’t be afraid to negotiate. <
- Strategize with any other offers. <
- Don’t burn bridges. <
- Formally accept or turn down the job. <
How do you ask for more time before starting a new job?
- Make It Part of the Deal. When you are ready to accept the job, tack on a start date.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up. If you need time off, make it clear.
- Make and Honor a Prior Commitment.
- Demonstrate the Mutual Benefits.
- Make It Up on the Backend.
- Nab a Quick Vacation Early.
- When in Doubt, Start Midweek.
Should you accept a job offer right away?
Don’t accept an offer immediately, even if you are sure you want the job. It is reasonable to ask for a few days to think it over; be wary of any employer who insists that you make a decision right away. Consider the long-term benefits of each job, not just the immediate ones.