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Its a great feeling to get approached with a job offer after a long, extensive job hunt. But what if the job offer does not live up to your expectations? Sometimes there are certain factors that may drive you to decline a specific job offer, and it all comes down to two undeniable facts: you’re unhappy with a few terms, and you’re afraid it would be too late to back out if you accept the offer. For these reasons Akhtaboot highlights a few reasons that can help you decide whether or not you should accept a job offer:

The Terms of the Offer Were Unsatisfactory

Sometimes, the terms of the offer might not appeal to your interest; the salary might not be good enough, the working hours are unreasonable, or the vacation policy is way too strict. When you’re not satisfied with the terms of the offer, you won’t feel comfortable accepting the job. When you’re working under conditions that you don’t agree with, your work productivity will definitely decrease, as you won’t be motivated to work to your best ability.

The Cultural Environment Doesn’t Feel Right

Sometimes, potential candidates can be introduced to the corporate culture before they officially accept the offer. Getting used to the cultural environment, employees, morals and values is not as easy as it may seem. If you feel like you will have to compromise your beliefs and values just to fit into the working environment, then you might need to decline the job offer.

The Role Differs From The Description Shared

Throughout the interview process, you may come to realize that your future responsibilities at the workplace will go beyond what is mentioned in the job description. If you realize you will have to perform certain duties that you are not familiar with, or not in the line of your expertise, then you have a sensible reason to decline the job offer.

The Long Run Benefits Don’t Seem Promising

At some point, you have to look at your new job as an opportunity to gain more experience from. You must seek for growth opportunities with every job that you are considering to accept. Your new job must allow you to build on the skills that you already have, and take on more responsibilities at some point in the future. If your new job seems to stifle your chances to build on your career, then you might need to consider another job offer that can promise better opportunities and long term benefits.

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