Interview Question – Need an Answer Quickly!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@LadyBear:  I would go with “I would like time to go over the offer fully.”

Post # 5
5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can always use your husband as an excuse. 

Say something like “thank you for the opprotunity, but I need to discuss this with my husband before moving forward,” and also let them know you will get back to them next week. 


Post # 7
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just tell them you’re excited about the opportunity and you’d like a few days to look over the offer before making a decision. They should be more than willing to accommodate you.

Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would go with time to look over the contract/offer before the one about your husband!

Post # 9
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsWBS:  This.

Be sure to show enthusiasm (you dont want them to regret offering you the job and if you want to counter offer you need them to still want you!)

Definately do not bring your husband into the equation. Your an adult not a chaperoned child. They need to know that you make your own independent decisions.

Post # 10
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BrandNewBride:  100% agree. the only time I think you should mention a spouse is if you’re going to have to relocate because at that point your family is a consideration.

Post # 12
3677 posts
Sugar bee

How about,

“Thank you, I’m very flattered by your offer. I’m actually weighing a couple of options at the moment, and I want to take the time to consider this fully and make a good decision. Can I let you know by Monday?” (or whenever…)

Post # 13
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LadyBear:  Say something came up, and you can start in a week and quit if one of the others is better.

Post # 14
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s sort of crazy (as an HR professional) to make an offer on the spot and not expect the candidate to need time. Any decent recruiter or hiring manager should give you time to think about the offer and the opportunity to counteroffer. I would flat out say I am nnot prepared to make a decision right at this moment, what is the earliest you can accept a response? I would like a week.

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