If you are a registered candidate and once you have attended an interview, your dedicated consultant will relay feedback from the prospective employer shortly after the interview has been conducted. Whether you receive an offer or not, our expert consultants will offer guidance on your specific situation.
“When negotiating salaries, benchmark your expectations beforehand so you know exactly what you are worth in the current climate - be transparent throughout the entire process. You also need to consider the total package; bonus potential, pension and healthcare vary from role to role. What aspects are most important to you?”
All about Your Offer
The interview has been and gone, you went in prepared, answered all questions appropriately and presented yourself well. What happens next is out of your hands and can go in either of two ways: offer or rejection.
If you have been offered the job, you need to think about proceeding with the process of leaving your current position. Every situation will be different, and how you go about informing an employer of your departure depends on your company culture and your relations within the business. Whatever the case, you don’t want to burn bridges.
In contrast, you may be rejected. It may seem like negative news, but often rejection is a valuable opportunity for you to learn a thing or two about yourself that will benefit you in the long run. Don’t take it personally, don’t dwell on it for too long and don’t let it dent your confidence. Use the experience to build on your core strengths and develop weaker areas.
Once you’ve received written confirmation of your contract, it’s now time to hand in your resignation.
- During the meeting, be clear and firm on your reasons for leaving. You should speak positively about your experience and be grateful for the opportunity they have given you. Your resignation should then be confirmed in the form of a letter to your employer.
- Agree a notice period that will work for both parties. Don’t be hesitant to negotiate this as employers would rather have a fully committed employee giving 100% in their notice. Although remember, you may have to work your full notice as agreed in your contract.
- In many cases, you may be presented with a counter offer. At this moment it’s important to remember your reasons for looking for a new role in the first instance. You don’t have to agree anything there and then, ask for suitable time to decide. For many, the counter offer is too late as they are not moving solely for financial gain but rather increased opportunities, promotion/additional responsibility or change in environment.
Moving companies can, and should, be one of the most exciting things you do in your career. However, there are a number of frustrations that can spoil this excitement.
Receiving a counter offer can seem flattering on the surface, but is it always a positive thing for an individual to accept and stay once they’ve taken active steps to look for a new role? There are numerous reasons why you shouldn’t rush into accepting a counter offer.
I've noticed how companies are increasingly reticent to part with staff. This leads to three month notice periods and “buy backs” becoming increasingly common.