How to Handle a Job Offer

You've waited so long...and you've finally gotten the job offer. Here's how to handle it like a pro.
  1. 1.
    Show appreciation.
  2. 2.
    Ask for time to consider.
    Don't accept on the spot.
  3. 3.
    Get the offer in writing.
  4. 4.
    Consider the entire package, not just the base salary.
    Signing bonus and flexible work hours are some popular items candisates can negotiate.
  5. 5.
    Don't drag your communications.
    Trust is key to getting what you want.
  6. 6.
    Negotiate, but don't be difficult.
    If you're a pain during the interview, they will think twice if they want you on the team.