Be gracious! Thank the company for the offer and explain that you are excited about the possibility of joining the company’s team. Explain that you would like some time to think about the offer, and ask if the company has a deadline in mind for you to provide an answer.
If you receive a verbal job offer, wait to fully read and review the written offer.
If you choose to negotiate, do not attempt to do this immediately after receiving the offer. You don’t want the employer to think that compensation is your most important consideration.