Letter to Decline a Job Due to Salary

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Job declination letters are written to turn down a job offer. This can be because you accepted a different job offer or because the salary was inadequate. If salary is the issue, it is still important to turn down the offer professionally; there's no need to burn a bridge. Thank the employer for considering you, give your reason for declining the offer, and wish the employer the best for the future.

Be Honest

If you are turning down a job offer due to the salary, be honest about it. Write that you are thankful for receiving the offer but that you have to decline due to the salary.If the company has flexibility in the budget and is determined to use your skills and expertise, it may raise its offer. If not, they may use your information about the salary in the future.

Write in a Positive Tone

Even though you may be angry or disappointed about the salary, you should write the letter in a professional and positive tone. Keep the relationship with the company and the interviewer positive. You may be considered for another job with a higher salary in the future, so keep the lines of communication open. Mention that it is with great regret that you are turning down the offer.

Your Personal Image

The tone and professionalism you use in the letter also reflects on you as a person. During your second interview, you may met several managers and employees. You should address your thankfulness to each of them for taking the time to introduce you to the company and be welcoming. You may run into these people down the road, so you want to maintain a positive image.

When to Send the Letter

You should send the declination letter as soon as you know that you will not be taking the job. The employer should have ample time to find another employer, so avoid sending the letter a week or a day before you are meant to start working. If you can, decline the offer the day it is made.

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