A Job Offer They Can’t Refuse: 9 Tips to Hiring Top Candidates

by Inc.

Congratulations, you’ve found the right person for the job. Now what are you waiting for? Lock him or her down before it’s too late!

The perfect job candidate doesn’t come around every day. When you think you’ve found “the one” you should make an offer as soon as possible, writes Jeff Haden in an article for Inc. Your offer should be presented in the right way, however, and it needs to be compelling enough to ensure your candidate says yes.

To get to the bottom of what makes a perfect job offer, Haden asked recruiter and placement specialist Jorg Stegemann for his advice. Stegemann responds with nine tips — from how to deliver the offer (over the phone, not email) to the best way to gauge interest and set deadlines — and reveals the one “killer question” that is guaranteed to bring the discussion home. For more details, read Haden’s post here.

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Making a job offer is an important first step in an employee-employer relationship. Read this OpenView Labs post to ensure you start off on the right foot. Before you make that offer, of course, you’ll have to determine whether the candidate you’re interviewing is the right person for the job.