It might seem to be obvious, however a
recent article about what not to broadcast
on the Internet are:
- anything related to typical questions listed
to provide ID and PW on sites
- certain travel plans when your home will
be left empty
- personal information that can open the
door to identity theft
- embarrassing photos, stories, or
letters using unprofessional language.
GM and I spoke as her deadline on one offer was
approaching. She had interviewed at an even more
desirable firm (broader long term opportunities,
higher starting salary and better benefits) but had
not heard back.
She was asked if she could start soon and to
travel to the new location for a physical and
certain standard tests.
What should (s)he do?
With a firm offer in hand, we do not want to
jeopardize anything. There is a chance if delayed
the offer might not be there in a week.
As we chatted, we talked about agreeing to do
two additional things, one with the current
offer company, A, and one with the potential
company, B. (1) Agree to the visit with the A.
See if it is possible to arrange a househunting
trip for where you might live. Since firm B
is nearby, you could explore common commuting
(2) Contact your main contact at B. Let
the firm know that you are very interested in
working for the company. Ask if a decision on
employment for you will be made shortly. Tell
them you have a competing offer in hand and
they wish to have you respond, giving a due
Well, she did these two things. Company B
was not forthcoming. So, she happily accepted
company A’s offer.