1. Be gracious. Let the company know that you’re grateful for their time and consideration. When you turn down an offer, be prepared to state a brief reason that will not reflect poorly on them.
  2. Act quickly. Delays in the hiring process can be expensive if promising candidates take other positions or essential positions continue to be vacant. You can show the company that you’re responsible and considerate by letting them know your decision as soon as possible.
  3. Stay in touch. You obviously impressed the employees who wanted to hire you so add them to your network. You may be able to help each other in various ways, especially if you’re in the same industry.

Considering the pros and cons of any employment offer will help you to enjoy more job satisfaction and keep your career on track. It’s well worth giving yourself a couple of days to decide if your new position is really an excellent fit for you.