When you started out on the job hunt, turning down a job offer was probably the last thing you thought you’d do, but there are several reasons you might find yourself in this situation. Maybe the salary isn’t what you had in mind, the position won’t further your career, or it just doesn’t feel right. However, it’s important to maintain a professional and polite demeanor as you turn down a job offer. We’ve rounded up some of our top tips and a few sample email templates to show you how to gracefully walk away.

Top 3 Tips to Turn Down a Job Offer:

Be timely

You probably weren’t the only candidate interviewed, so be quick with your decision in order to give the employer time to secure another candidate. Waiting too long can ca