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Accepting job offers and handling job rejections

Accepting job offers and handling job rejections

Negotiating a better package for your new job

If you convince your interviewers of your fantastic worth, a job offer may be just around the corner. Find out how to ask about salary for a graduate scheme or entry-level job – and whether you should negotiate salary at all.

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Salary, benefits and incentives: a jargon buster

Discover the benefits you could receive when you start your first graduate job.

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Your graduate job offer, employment contract and employment rights

You’ve been offered a graduate job, but do you know what you are agreeing to? We look at all of the legal and important bits you need to check before signing a job contract.

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Responding to a job offer: how to accept or decline

As a graduate seeking your first full-time role, you might be unsure what to do when offered a job. Here is what to say and what not to say when accepting or declining a job offer.

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'Can I accept two job offers?' and other questions about graduate job offer etiquette

We answer frequently asked questions including how to juggle multiple job offers, how to ask for time to consider a job offer and what to do if you accepted a job offer but changed your mind.

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Been rejected after a graduate job interview? Here's how to get feedback

We explain how to ask for feedback after an unsuccessful application or interview so that you can practise for next time. We even suggest how you could word your request (in the shape of an example email) to help you gain the most useful feedback.

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Dealing with job rejection as a graduate

Finding out you didn’t get the job you wanted is never easy, but it is possible to learn from this and use it to your advantage in future applications.

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How to do well in your first job after university: tips from graduates

How can you get the most out of a graduate scheme or job? We’ve put together seven top tips from recent graduates to help you make a good contribution and enjoy the experience.

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How to impress on the first day in a new job

We answer frequently asked questions about starting your first job as a fresh graduate, including a checklist of things to do before starting a new job and what to expect on your first day at work.

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