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How to turn down a job offer. 1. The first thing you want to do is be Honest. Be honest as early as possible. If, during the interview, you are already feeling that this is not for you, you don’t want to let this go all the way to the end just to practice your interviewing skills. Everyone’s time is valuable, yours and the employer’s. If you feel that it is getting the point where the conditions are not going to be what you need, you need to let that be know early. Now, this is a delicate balance. You don’t want to be talking about salary and conditions too early, but you do want to get it on the table with your must-haves. 2. Always be Respectful. The way you turn down a job is always going to be important. Respect the process. If you’ve gone through two or three interviews, your time is valuable; the employer’s time is valuable. I have seen so many candidates give radio silence when they are not interested in the job. Don’t do it by email, don’t do it by text message; pick up the phone and have a conversation with the person. Hiring managers want to know why you are turning down a job. Is it something about them? It is something about the offer? Is it a personal choice? It gives them information, for the next time around. 3. You don’t want to give Misleading Information as you are going along. Don’t say you are going to take the job if you have a creeping feeling aren’t going to take it. Be honest throughout the entire process. 4. Last thing is keep the Lines of Communication open. The hiring company may end up being a business partner in the future or it may end up being a future employer. Hope these tips have helped! I am Dawn Williams. I can be reached on LinkedIn and Twitter. Happy Selling!