How To Turn Down A Low Salary Job Offer And Still Leave The Door Open for Future Opportunities

There comes a time in all our career journey when declining a job offer is the best thing we can do for our career goals.

Even so, declining a job offer shouldn’t ever mean burning bridges. Any employer you don’t end up working with right now is still a potential future employer or collaborator.

If the reason for your rejection is a low salary, here’s how to politely say ‘no’ while still keeping yourself open to potential changes in the offer or future employment opportunities:

  1. Take the extra effort to call the employer to respectfully decline the job offer.
  2. Express your gratitude!
  3. Be honest about what you’re actually looking for.
  4. Leave the door open to future opportunities or changes in the job offer.
  5. Be genuine and wish them well.

Fight for fair compensation by understanding how to negotiate for a pay that you deserve. Find out more in this article.

If you’re ready to accept a job offer, here’s what you should do before saying ‘yes’ to your future employer.