A job offer is a formal offer of employment from a company. When a company makes a verbal job offer, the hiring manager will call the selected candidate to let them know that they are being offered the job. Companies may also make job offers via email or in writing, depending on company policy and how the company handles hiring.
If the offer is made via the phone or email, it will most likely be followed by a formal job offer letter which confirms the details of the offer of employment including some or all of the following: job description, salary, benefits, paid time off, work schedule, reporting structure, etc.
The candidate may choose to accept the job offer and then will sign and return the letter as a formal acceptance of the position.
If the offer isn't for the compensation package that the applicant expected, he or she may decide to make a counter offer or decline the offer.
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