There are Reasons Your Job Offer Could be Turned Down


Everyone has their own choice of career path. Jobs are there to help a person reach their certain goals and at the same time, provide a source of financial stability for them. Each job is different and patterned on the skills and needs of each employee. This is why job offers vary even when the position applied for is the same.


It is at the applicant’s discretion on whether to accept the offer or not. Usually, if the job offer is fit for the applicant, it will be accepted right away.


However, there are also other reasons an applicant considers in deciding whether to accept or decline a job offer—leaving some employers baffled and disappointed.


If you’re looking to find an answer, these are the probable reasons candidates turned you down:


1. They are not satisfied with the terms

This could be mean many things: The job title and description are not the one they expected or the salary is too low for them. It could even be that the parameters for vacations are too restrictive or they feel like it the job offer does not include items you agreed upon during the interview.

If they are not satisfied with the terms, they may opt to ask for a new offer, otherwise, they will respectfully decline it. They do not want to be stuck with something they’re not 100% confident with.


2. There is no room for growth

More than the money, it is the growth and development employees get in their jobs that are essential. When they are stuck in a dead end job, their skills will not progress and they will find themselves stuck in a rut.

Give an offer that will surely help them grow. They should be climbing up the career ladder. And better skills mean better productivity, which is primarily good for the company.


3. The work is not within their capacity

They might find the work below their capacity, which means that the work is too easy for them. And they will most likely get bored and resign eventually.

On the other hand, the job could be above their capacity. If the job is too hard for them, they might not be able to deliver. You will definitely take notice of this and they might soon see themselves looking for a new job.

This is all up to the applicant since it is them who are aware of their capabilities.


4. They might not get along with you

You are one of the key factors for their career growth. As the supervisor, you are the one who will guide them towards their career path.

You will also be the one delegating their tasks. You will definitely be interacting with them a lot so it is best if your applicant is someone you can get along with.


5. They cannot adapt to the company culture

Every workplace has its own dynamics . There are some offices that are too loud, with people constantly shuffling around. On the other hand, there are also some workplaces that are completely quiet and employees don’t interact much with each other.

If you let them take a look around and they feel like they will not fit in, they will likely decline the offer. After all, this is the place they will be in every day.


6. Getting to and from work is harder than the work itself

This will be their daily routine for as long they will work there. If it is too tiring, they will end up stressed before the day even begins and they will get home in a bad mood.

This can affect their morale in the long run and ultimately affect their performance as an employee.


7. You will lose work-life balance

There may be terms in their job offer that require them to work extra hours or travel many times. Living up to the expectations may compel them to lose track of their personal life. If they feel like they will lose time for themselves and for other important aspects of their life, they will decline the offer

Keep in mind that their job is not their life. Make the offer condusive for them to still have ample time for their families and other essential things.


8. They’ve already accepted a job offer

Some applicants get multiple job offers at the same time. This will mean that they have to choose.  If they end up choosing a different company and has declined your offer, then so be it.

This is an opportunity for you to give way to other applicants that may be just as good or even better.


These are just some of the reasons behind declining job offers. Make sure to take into consideration these things when making one. If the applicant seems to be the one you are looking for, make sure that you will give a job offer that they can’t refuse.


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