HOW EXCITING! You learn that the company would like to offer you the job. Most companies will informally offer you the job verbally by phone. A formal offer letter soon follows. When you receive the phone call, please be enthusiastic about the offer but don't accept the job immediately. Your first response to the initial call should demonstrate strong interest particularly if this is one of your top companies. But you should not accept until you have the opportunity to receive answers to some very important questions. Consider what it is that you value. Find out when you start, what is your salary, and working hours. You might even be interested in things like knowing what the office dress code is before you make a decision about the offer. You also may need to negotiate some of these things with your potential employer. If you are negotiating salary, be sure you conduct research regarding the average salary in your field, geographical location, etc. Be sure the formal offer letter includes any specific items you negotiated as a part of the negotiation process.