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Job-Offer Deadlines and Making a Decision

What is the proper amount of time an employer should allow you to thoroughly assess—and accept—a job offer?

The organization I represent targets two of the most sought after skillsets in the student market today: analytics and computer science talent. With a growing need for these skills, students in these fields have many choices when it comes to potential employment opportunities, often resulting in multiple offers… especially for the top talent.

Playing the Game: Maneuvering Recruiters and Hiring Mangers to Get a Job

By David C Forman, Chief Learning Officer, The Human Capital Institute and UCSB Alum

The pursuit of a job is one of those life activities that we all share.  It is fraught with uncertainty and doubt because control has been ceded to others; and the choice that will be made can have a significant impact on the next years of our personal and professional lives.  While the experience of getting a job always evokes emotions, there are important ways to make the whole process work more smoothly, enable goals to be realized and shift the balance of power to the candidate. 

Can You Change Your Mind About a Job After You’ve Accepted?

Kayla Villwock is the Intern Program Manager for SAS.

After interviews with several top companies, you accept a job offer from Corporation A to begin a week after graduation. Then, XYZ Startup, a company that just began recruiting new college grads, interviews you and offers you a job to begin a week after graduation.

You want to work for XYZ Startup—but what will you do about the job you’ve accepted at Corporation A?

No big deal? Companies hire and fire people all the time, you think. You’ll just let Corporation A know that you’ve changed your mind.

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