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Offer-and-Acceptance Etiquette

Recruiters and job seekers can reach an agreement more quickly and comfortably by employing a technique called a "supposal"

Job seekers often call me and say: "How much time can I ask for to evaluate a job offer?"

Well, how much time do you want? I'd say two or three days is standard, unless the weekend is coming, in which case you can ask for the weekend, too. "Oh, my goodness," said one young man. "The recruiter balked when I asked for 24 hours."