Acceptance after job offer?

Job offer
New answer on Sep 09, 2020
4 Answers
1.2 k Views
David
Certified
asked on Apr 20, 2019

Are there options to defer start date after getting a job offer from a company like BCG? I am currently in the final round for an Expert Principal role in their TA pratice. I am wondering how long you can defer a start date for this type of a position.

Overview of answers

Upvotes
  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Best answer
Riccardo
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Apr 21, 2019
Ex-Bain | 8+ years MBB / Big4 Recruiter & Senior Interview Coach | Advanced Prep | MBA / Expert tracks |

Hi David,

As Serhat mentioned it is possible / there is no defined time limit.
I advice to be transparent & negotiate with HR, especially if you would like to defer to take another position in the meantime e.g. 12 months - explaining the value that could bring to them.

When it comes to breaks to pursue further education or personal reasons normally it is easier to negotiate.

Best
Riccardo

Was this answer helpful?
Serhat
Expert
replied on Apr 20, 2019
BCG | Kellogg MBA |82% Success rate| 450+ case interview| 5+ year consulting | 30+ projects in ~10 countries

Hi there,

It is not guaranteed but yes, it is technically possible. Time can change based on the office you are interviewing and their flexibility. Your justification is important. For example, if it is education related, it can be easier.

Cheers
Serhat

Was this answer helpful?
6
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
replied on May 03, 2019
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching

Hi David,

yes, it is possible, I personally deferred the start 6 months after the offer, and I believe I could have extended longer than that. As mentioned in the other answers, the reason why you defer is relevant to negotiate on the flexible starting date.

Hope this helps,
Francesco

Was this answer helpful?
Anonymous updated the answer on Sep 09, 2020

Hi A,

Yes, you have such an option. But firstly, I would recommend discussing the reason for your deferring with HR.

Best,

Andre

(edited)

Was this answer helpful?
0
Riccardo gave the best answer

Riccardo

Content Creator
Ex-Bain | 8+ years MBB / Big4 Recruiter & Senior Interview Coach | Advanced Prep | MBA / Expert tracks |
338
Meetings
221
Q&A Upvotes
29
Awards
165 Reviews