Once interviews are completed, the hiring manager or committee will evaluate candidates and make a hiring decision. During that time, companies may conduct background checks, reference checks, and possibly a credit check or request a drug test from one or more candidates. Once they've decided on their top candidate, they will extend a job offer.
Before you accept a job offer - take time to evaluate the compensation package, consider making a counter offer, and then accept or decline the job offer in writing.
Learn more about these topics:
Understanding salary and benefits
Pay is only one factor to consider; benefits may offer much greater value.
Evaluate the offer
Got the offer? Get tips on how to analyze it.
Negotiate an offer
Maximize a job offer that includes a mix of desirable and undesirable elements.