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    Exclamation A letter to potential employer--help!!

    I want to write a letter to an institution I interviewed, telling them that:

    I would very much like to be considered for that vacancy. But I have to make a quite decision because I have got an offer from another place who wanted me to reply immediately. I am in a dilemma because I don't want to lose the opportunity to work for you, and I can't afford losing an offer by keeping them waiting so long.

    How shall I put it clearly and appropriately? I don't want to sound like I am using leverage to get that job...

    Please help me...Thanks a lot!!

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    Re: A letter to potential employer--help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sbby View Post
    I want to write a letter to an institution I interviewed, telling them that:

    I would very much like to be considered for that vacancy. But I have to make a quite decision because I have got an offer from another place who wanted me to reply immediately. I am in a dilemma because I don't want to lose the opportunity to work for you, and I can't afford losing an offer by keeping them waiting so long.

    How shall I put it clearly and appropriately? I don't want to sound like I am using leverage to get that job...

    Please help me...Thanks a lot!!
    Try the letter yourself first and post it here and then we'll comment. You have already written most of what you need in your post!

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    Re: A letter to potential employer--help!!

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    Dear xxx,

    I enjoyed my interview with you last Friday for the xxx position.

    You should know that I am very interested in this opportunity with xxx, becasue the job seems to be a very good match for my skills and interests. .......

    I am eager to know how your decision process is coming along. I am in a dilemma--I have got another job offer, which required my immediate reply. I don't want to lose the opportunity to work for you, but I can't afford losing the offer by keeping them waiting.

    I understand that you have established procedures to follow in recruiting. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

    Again, thanks you for taking time to interview me. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,
    xxx

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    Re: A letter to potential employer--help!!

    Well, of course, honesty is the best policy, however, in this situation I wouldn't tell my potential employer that I've got another offer. He may understand it as a way of asking him for a higher salary, or something, and think that I'm a tricky person that cannot be trusted. My recommendation is ask him to give you more time for consideration as it's a serious decision you're going to make, and so on.

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    Re: A letter to potential employer--help!!

    I agree with Pokemon- I would withdraw the offer on receipt of this letter if I were the employer.

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