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    Question How do you politely say NO?

    Here's the scenario:

    XYZ company is one of the best companies in the world. You have joined the company for a contract position (3 months). After a month, you received a call from ABC company who is promising the better options.
    Now you want to say NO to ABC company since you want to stay your present company.

    How do you politely say NO? And how do you indirectly say that you are not ready now and you need some time and might accept the offer, after 3 months (and you are sure that ABC needs a person like you and they might wait for you)?

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers,
    Q

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    Default Re: How do you politely say NO?

    Say "no" in a polite way, simply by saying it at medium voice level, and not really slow or fast.

    Here, just use this: "No, thank you."

    You are saying that you appriciate the offer, but you do not want it.

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    Default Re: How do you politely say NO?

    In the situation you described, you might want to say a bit more than just "no." Something like: "I want to thank you for your offer, but at the present time I'm doing well in my current position and am not looking for a career change in the immediate future." You might want to add something like: "I'm very impressed with ABC and would consider a position with you once my current contract expires."

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