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Asking for a Deadline Extension on an Offer

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:53 pm
by Anonymous User
So I got an invitation by phone to interview with a firm for an SA spot on a Friday. Interview was the following Monday Afternoon. I was offered the job the next day and was asked to give my answer by Friday...i.e. less than a weeks turn around between interview call and dead line to accept job. I'm still waiting to hear back from a number of other places so I'd really like to ask for an extension but they seem to be really pushing the fast response? What's the SOP here?

Somewhat related issue: Should I be concerned that they're pushing for such a fast turn around? FWIW, I'm somewhat "over-qualified" for the job given my school, g.p.a, past work etc but it's still a job I'm interested in.

Re: Asking for a Deadline Extension on an Offer

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:05 pm
by Anonymous User
well, I think the relevant question here is "do you have a job?" Because if you don't, the chances that something better is going to materialize at this time of year are slim to none.

Re: Asking for a Deadline Extension on an Offer

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:28 am
by dixiecupdrinking
Yeah, honestly it's a bit strange to say you're "overqualified" for a job you've been offered in mid-April.

It may be a bit unusual for them to be demanding such a quick turnaround, depending on the kind of office it is, but then again it may also be a bit unusual for them to be still filling the position this late in the year. I wouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth here.