First, thank you Manger Tools for the great interview podcasts, especially ones about Skype interviewing. Very helpful. Today, after two phone interviews and two group Skype interviews I received an offer for a manager position with a large international sport/TV event.
When HR presented the offer over the phone, it was $10k lower than my stated salary expectations. I said I would need time to review the whole package and would contact them prior to their deadline. Later the hiring manager sent out an internal email (forwarded to me) stating I had verbally accepted the offer.
Any suggestions how to handle this? Do I correct the hiring manager or contact HR? I want the job, but would like to counter to make it economically viable.