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What do I say if they offer me the job??

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Bramshott Tue 13-Sep-11 11:02:36

Help! I had a job interview yesterday, and I missed a call from them this morning so I think they are phoning to offer me the job!

What do I say? Is it usual to accept straight away, or do I check the T & Cs and then say I'll let them know later on? Ideally I'd like a chance to discuss with DH tonight, but is it terribly wet to say that?!

An0therName Tue 13-Sep-11 11:07:17

Hmm - I would get as many details about T&C as possible before accepting - and it is a critical negotiating time - my DH got nearly 10% pay increase when got offered his last job , or you might be looking for some flexiable working -you prob can get a few hours - but it might be phone call with your DH rather than talk tonight

clam Tue 13-Sep-11 11:10:26

If the interview was yesterday, then why didn't you discuss it with DH last night? I mean, it was always a possibility that you would be successful. What's changed today that needs discussing tonight?

An0therName Tue 13-Sep-11 11:16:48

thats no v supportive clam - my DH dicussed his lastest job offer with me - although we did discuss after the interview too

Bramshott Tue 13-Sep-11 11:40:19

We did discuss it in general terms last night, but said we'd go into the specifics if I got offered it. Didn't want to jump the gun and spend ages working out detailed logistics only for them not to offer it to me.

Bramshott Tue 13-Sep-11 11:47:46

I guess I'm just trying to get an idea what it's usual to say when someone offers you a job - do you say "yes I accept" straight away, or do you say something else?!

LydiaWickham Tue 13-Sep-11 11:51:49

I would say, "Oh thank you, I think the job sounds really interesting and now I've met you/the team I'm even more keen. I assume you'll be sending over the contract and offer details to me to look through? I'm happy to give you my e-mail address if that's quicker." You can verbally accept then decline/negotiate later.

Of course this is assuming you want the job.

Bramshott Tue 13-Sep-11 11:57:05

Thanks Lydia - that sort of thing is great! Yes, I do want the job, but I do also want to have a chance to discuss it with DH and think it over as it will mean some big changes here.

LadyLapsang Tue 13-Sep-11 18:09:08

Think it would be ok to say you were going to discuss a job offer with your partner if it meant a relocation / move abroad or similar. If it's just family logistics e.g. who will take a child to childcare etc. then no, do what LydiaWickham suggests.

Bramshott Thu 15-Sep-11 14:26:58

Thanks all. They did offer it to me - hurrah! And I discussed with DH on the phone first so I was prepared.

What I ended up saying was very similar to Lydia's example - something like "Oh that's very exciting, I'd love to work for you. Will you send me an email with the terms and conditions / details etc?"

LadyLapsang Fri 16-Sep-11 15:21:51

Congratulations; are you going to take it?

Bramshott Fri 16-Sep-11 16:59:14

Yes, I am grin!

morleylass Fri 16-Sep-11 17:14:48

Congratulations, very exciting!

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