How can I properly reject a previously accept job offer?
April 1, 2007 3:32 PM Subscribe
How can I reject a previously accepted job offer in an acceptable fashion that won't burn bridges?
posted by Darke to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Last December, I received a tentative job offer for a federal agency that was dependent on receiving a security clearance. The position was to start in the summer. During the semester, I was given a chance to interview with a prestigious private firm, which went well and resulted in myself receiving a much better offer this past week. I wish to accept this new offer, and don't really know how to tell the federal agency that I've changed my mind.
Technically, I was offered a 'tentative job offer' (their words). I haven't submitted the security clearance paperwork yet, so the actual offer itself hasn't been given. I'm also not sure on how business etiquette would work for this situation.