I was notified yesterday that I got a job offer at a firm I really dream of working, but the thing is I have already accepted a job offer givent by another firm earlier ( but I didn’t sign any contract with the firm yet, cos they just sent me a written informal offer letter by email and asked me to accept it).
I feel bad for attempting to back out from the first offer, but I think I am determined to work for the second firm, so the issue for me is how to renege the first job offer properly. My biggest concern is that being in such a small and well-connected professional sector, I have fear that my reputation will be hurt if the second firm finds out I renege for another firm.
THerefore, my question is how I should renege my job acceptance for the first firm properly. Should I be honest or should I just vaguely say I renege due to sudden change of my personal circumstances, or even lie (I personally resist this option)?
THanks sooo much!!!