Imagine you have just heard the fantastic news, “Congratulations! We’d like you to join our company.” You start jumping up and down and screaming for joy. At this point, the employer is likely to want you to commit as quickly as possible, sign an offer letter, and put the search to rest. And there is a natural inclination on your part, especially if you have been “between jobs” for an extended period, to gratefully and gladly accept whatever is offered. Restrain yourself. If you regard an employment offer letter as being non-negotiable and sign it without careful review and clarification, you may set yourself up for trouble down the road. Read more.