A woman who works in HR reveals three important things that one should always keep in mind when they are offered a job.
Getting to know you landed a job at a company is always good news. In such situations, it can be tempting to go ahead and accept the position without asking any questions. While that may work in some scenarios, it's always best to take a calm and composed approach before accepting a job offer. TikTok influencer Amy (@hackyourhr) shared a useful video, giving out three crucial tips to follow before accepting a fresh job offer. The video has got 2.1 million views and 687 comments on the social media platform.
Amy begins the video by asking people to save her video if they were currently interviewing for jobs. She says, "When you get a job offer, do not accept it." The creator points out three important things to keep in mind, whether they got to know about the job offering over the phone or in person. Her first tip involves replying with a positive statement to the job offering.
She gives out a few examples, saying, "I'm so thrilled to get this offer!" Amy continues, "And then if it's lower than you expected, you wanna say what's true for you." Individuals could be honest and tell the employer that the salary being offered was lower than they expected. Even then, they should follow up by saying how they would love to see the fully written offer letter. Once they got the offer letter, they could ask the employer, "Can you help me understand how you got to this number?"
Amy calls this method "PTQ: positive, truth, question." She points out how taking these steps was important when dealing with a potential employer. The woman covers how individuals could carry out negotiations about their salary and position over email. All of this would culminate in the employer having a largely positive impression of the candidate. She emphasizes how candidates should share what was true for them and concludes the video.
People found the woman's advice helpful and shared their own insights in the comments section. @mae.russell said, "This happened to me. They offered 10K higher than I said. I came back and asked for more and got it." @roya_bee pointed out, "It's wild we have to play these games to get paid what we're worth. It feels like a lot of effort to 'negotiate' with people who downplay our labor." @smc387 shared, "Got an offer for 37% less than my current job. I was stunned. Didn't even know where to go. Ended up with, 'I think we're too far apart.' Bizzare."
Employers seem to be catching on to such tactics as well. @nellie_suto commented, "My last phone acceptance wouldn't let me read the written offer until I verbally accepted the offer over the phone." Another individual, @kotaterrace, highlighted, "As a recruiter, yes to all of this. 'Can you help me understand how you got to this number?' is such fabulous phrasing and opens great dialogue." @lindsayfromphilly13 shared, "Got a verbal offer, and when I asked them to send me the written offer, they said they don't do that. I declined. Red flag city."