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What To Do When Your Job Offer Is Terminated

Resigning from a job is a tough choice. Resigning from a job that you have already accepted and have already started working may be even tougher and more painful. That's where job termination comes in. Here are some steps for HR management during termination of a job offer or an employee.

What To Do When Your Job Offer Is Terminated

The Two Main Reasons Why A Job Offer Is Terminated

When you receive a job offer, it's a huge relief. You've spent hours applying to jobs, interviewing, and waiting for the phone to ring. Finally, you get a call telling you that you got the job! But then... they call back and say that they're revoking the offer. What happened?

There are two main reasons why a job offer might be terminated:

  1. The employer found out new information about your background that they didn't like. This could be either through an interview process or background check. For example, they were looking to hire someone who had at least 5 years of experience in this particular field, but you only have 3 years of experience. Or perhaps something came up during your background check that negatively affected your eligibility for the job (e.g., criminal history).
  2. The company got rid of the position altogether due to budget cuts or reorganization.

Creating a Backup Plan

Backup plans are crucial to success. We didn't get to where we are today without making backup plans and executing them if the need arises. If you want to be successful, you'll need to create a backup plan.

In order to create a backup plan, you'll need to follow these steps:

  1. Brainstorm possible scenarios that could go wrong with your current plan.
  2. Write down all of the possibilities you can come up with, even if they seem ridiculous or impossible.
  3. Create a new plan for each scenario on your list, so that you have a new way of getting things done regardless of what happens.
  4. Rinse and repeat until you've gotten through all of the possibilities on your list.
  5. Implement your backup plans when needed, and then return to your original plan as soon as possible.

Try to renegotiate the offer

I'm writing to you about your job offer, which I received yesterday. First of all, I want to thank you for this exciting opportunity. I've been following [company name] for some time and am thrilled to be joining your team as a [job title].

Unfortunately, the terms of the offer as stated do not align with what we discussed in the interview process.

Specifically, we discussed an annual salary of $[desired salary], while the offer instead specifies a salary of $[offer salary]. Given my seniority and experience in [field], the original salary is more in line with industry standards and would allow me to continue making a contribution to my 401(k).

I would love to work together to arrive at an agreement that we both feel good about. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this matter.

Ask for assistance from the hiring manager or human resources staff

I'm writing to request a meeting with you. I am hoping to discuss the role  is looking to fill and the qualifications I can bring to the position.

As you will see on my resume, I have a strong background in human resource management and have been successful in implementing positive changes for several companies. I believe that my experience combined with my passion for [industry] would make me an ideal candidate for this role.

Please let me know when you are available to meet and discuss this opportunity further. You can contact me via phone at [phone number] or by email at [email address].

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Investigate whether you can take legal action against the company with your state's labor department or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

You may be able to take legal action against the company with your state's labor department or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Unfortunately, there are no federal laws that address privacy in the workplace. However, there may be state laws that do. It's best to check with your state's labor department, who will know best what legislation applies to you.

In addition, while there are no legal protections against discrimination based on how a person looks at work, you may be able to take action if you think you were discriminated against because of another protected characteristic, such as gender or race. You can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which will investigate your case and determine whether it is worth pursuing. Whatever you do, don't wait too long—state and federal agencies have very strict deadlines for filing complaints!

Look for similar job openings at other companies

We are looking to hire a Head of Human Resources to join our team. Duties will include the following:

  1. Managing all HR functions for the organization including employee recruitment, training, and performance evaluation.
  2. Overseeing the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
  3. Providing leadership in building collaborative relationships with employees at all levels throughout the organization.

There is no doubt that it is a setback, but things can still workout

There's no doubt that it's a setback, but things can still work out.

Here are some examples from human resource management to help you get a better perspective:

Human Resource Management Process:

Employee recruitment, employee training, and employee performance evaluation are all part of the human resource management process.

Employee Recruitment:

The purpose of the employee recruitment process is to determine which applicants will be hired for job openings. It involves screening applications, conducting interviews, and making offers of employment.

Employee Training:

An important part of the employee training process is to teach employees how they can improve their performance on the job. Effective training programs often include both classroom instruction and hands-on learning opportunities.

Employee Performance Evaluation:

The employee performance evaluation process is an important component of managing human resources because it helps organizations identify areas where employees can improve their performance on the job.


The future of the 'employee' is being redefined everyday as companies use more automation and artificial intelligence programs to do some of the work that humans have traditionally done. For example, Uber is building a fleet of self driving taxis essentially eliminating the human element from the transportation industry. We are moving into unknown territory for many people. So my advice is to re-educate yourself in what you want to do, go back to school if you need to, set a Plan B in place and NEVER give up!