Close Your Search

Effectively closing your search enables you to start a new role with a positive reputation and maintain connections with employers whose processes you withdraw from or decline the offer. Preparation in this step will help grow your confidence and ease with which you have these conversations.

There are five tasks involved with closing the search. Each has an explanation and steps in the sections below.

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Techniques and Expectations for Holiday Networking

December is a unique month for job seekers. It’s a season for vacations and time away from the office. It’s also the final month in the fiscal year for many businesses. What does this mean for you? Many professionals may …

By Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them)
Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

by Rebecca Knight

Originally published in the April 10, 2017 edition of Harvard Business Review

Summary.   

You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. Start by doing your homework. Determine if the …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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What if I’m Not Sure About an Offer?

The Career Center team knows how challenging it can be to decide between multiple job or internship offers and we get that sometimes you have a case of FOMO (fear of missing out), which motivates you to continue searching for …

By Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
Monique K. Turrentine Holmes Associate Director, Employer Relations
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How to Handle Job/Internship Offer Deadlines

In the midst of recruiting you’ve struck GOLD! Your number one employer has offered you a position! There is just one catch, they’ve stated they need a reply ASAP. Yes, the infamous “Exploding Offer” (noun: a offer, especially …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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4 Tips for Salary Negotiations During the Interview Process

Ah, money. We all think about so much of the time, but it can be so uncomfortable to talk about. When it comes to negotiating your salary for a new job, though, it’s critical that you find a way to …

By Rosie Chevalier - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and …

Once you’ve established a solid search, improve your ability to incorporate the employer perspective. This single factor is often the …

Congratulations! You’ve got a solid search if you are:
✅ confidently submitting online applications
✅ reaching out to people at the organizations …

Start Your Search with Focus and a Plan.

These three steps will ensure your search is on track from start …

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