How to Decline a Job Offer?

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I just accepted one of my four job offers. How do I politely, but professionally, decline the other three? How do I phrase the e-mail (if that's even the best option)?

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Sep 1, 2019 - 12:29am

Call the key contact. You’re an adult now so you have to have tough conversations. Thank them for the opportunity and the offer, really think the group has a lot to offer, but you’ve accepted another offer and wish them luck in the rest of their hiring process. You never know if you’ll come across that person in another setting and don’t want to be remembered as the guy who rejected them via e-mail (especially important with older folks).

 
Sep 1, 2019 - 4:25am

I like this approach. How do you suggest one answer:
- why did you pick the other offer when you said you were very interested in our firm?
- where are you going? I suppose it’s best not to disclose and if so how do u circumvent the question...I wouldn’t want to disclose anyway
These questions are legitimate IMo and can very well come up if you’re on the phone

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Sep 2, 2019 - 1:14pm

Dear HR Lady,

Thank you for your interest in hiring myName and for taking the time to interview myName for the job of role. At this time myName has decided to not move forward with your opportunity as he has other opportunities who are a better match for his future goals. I hope you will consider interviewing myName again when he applies for another position that myNamefeels matches his future goals.

Best Regards,

myName*

edit: variables look weird but you get the idea. i copied and pasted this from a rejection email

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