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One of the more stressful things when searching for a job is receiving an offer early from one company while you’re still waiting for official offers from other contenders. How do you navigate this while not pissing off the first company that gave you an offer?

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To company A: I’m contemplating and would appreciate additional, reasonable time to make this decision. Also now is a good time to ask to negotiate, as it may take them a few days to get back to you

To company B: I have a time bound decision to make by X day (recommend putting a day or two before your decision for the other company). Is that going to align? Is there a verbal offer I can receive to compare in this timeline?

Good luck! it’s a stressful time for sure

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Thanks for your comment. This is how I’ve been trying to navigate it. Definitely a fragile situation as company A only gives you about a week to respond and company B could always pull the plug or come in lower. We’ll see what happens!

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