I've been through a lot of final round interviews as of late, and I just received an internship offer. Obviously, I want a full-time position, so while this internship opportunity is great, I am positive that I will pass it on in favor of a full time position. That being said, I think I rocked my final round interview yesterday (*knocks on wood*), which was for a full time position, and I have high hopes that they will extend me an offer. One of the interviewers responded to my thank you email, saying that "Mr. ______ will be in touch soon." I'm hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. So, if I do end up getting a phone call from my prospective employer with a job offer, how is one supposed to handle it in a professional manner? Google says I should be thankful, enthusiastic, etc, and to ask for a written confirmation of the package via email or whatnot. Then, it says you should ask for a day or two to think it over. After thinking it over, it says to call back and ask any questions you might have. Is there anything else? NOW, The dilemma is that I only have until Friday to accept/decline my internship offer. If I get an offer from the aforementioned full-time employer before then, great. I can decline the internship offer. But if I don't hear back from them before Friday, should I just go ahead and accept the internship? What if I accept the internship and I get the full-time offer next week? I guess I could renege but that's something I'd ultimately like to avoid. Any opinions/advice? I realize this is all in speculation, and please don't take this as me being arrogant and expecting a job offer. I just want to be prepared for any situation that may arise. Thanks!
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6/8/11 at 1:35pm