Category Archives: Job Offer

Handling Rejection Like a Kindergartener

I have small children and periodically they will come to me upset about losing a game or competition to a sibling.  Patrick, my six-year old son, often is the one who comes to me or my wife to voice his … Continue reading

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My Job Search Story: Communication and Evaluation

Over the past few weeks, I have tried to chronicle my job search for readers.  I hope these stories will help others implement some of the strategies I have outlined in previous posts into their job searches.  The other day, … Continue reading

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My Job Search Story: The Offer Stage

The finish line is close – months of discernment, applying for jobs, networking outreach, interviewing, and more interviewing – I now find myself at the Offer Stage of the job search.  As I mentioned earlier, the job search process seems … Continue reading

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My Job Search Story: Know When to Walk Away

When I was growing up, Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler” was a hit song.  The song’s refrain is famous: You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away, know when to run. Kenny … Continue reading

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Your Last Weeks at Your Current Job…

Congratulations on your new job.  This is an exciting time full of possibilities and often one wants to jump right into the new role asap – and sometimes this is possible as your current employer allows you to vacate your … Continue reading

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Keep the Negotiations Positive

The other day I wrote about how Negotiations are Expected for most job hires that require previous work experience. I discovered this is a hot topic as many readers shared their regrets about not negotiating when they had the opportunity.  An … Continue reading

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Why Negotiations are Expected

In my work with clients who are moving into their second/third/fourth jobs and who have several years of relevant work experience under their belts, I am often asked if negotiating an offer is permissible. I believe it is not only … Continue reading

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