How do I renege on a job offer after signing?

How am I supposed to tell the company I want to renege my offer? Then in case of another offer what should be the best course of action? Should I first get the background check done, signing the new offer and then renege the other one or does not really matter??

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 8, 2021 - 8:36am

Yea be smart about it. Don't renege before you're 100% in the clear with the other. Sure, the process will probably go smooth with the background check and everything, but you really want to take on that risk just to renege a week earlier?

As to how to renege, less is more. You don't need to send a five paragraph apology / explanation. Rip the bandaid off and just tell them you're unable to move forward. Don't offer extra info

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