what does contingent mean in job offer?

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  • 1 month ago

    It means that you are tentatively hired providing you meet requirements for the job, i.e. pass the physical exam, background check, drug test, security clearance and whatever else is needed.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It means they don't to say "yes" yet. They will say it's contingent on passing a drug test, background check, reference check etc. If you fail any of those or if they just decide they like someone else better, you probably won't hear from them again.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Simply, it means an offer that is not unqualified which means, in turn, it has strings (conditions) attached.

  • 1 month ago

    depending upon.  The thing will happen, assuming that you meet all the contingency requirements.  Thus, the thing is contingent (to, or contingent upon) some requirements being satisfied first.

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  • 1 month ago

    If it says something like "The job is yours, contingent upon satisfactory references", it means ... "depending on satisfactory references".

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The word in the text is actually "contingency".   In that context, "contingency" means 'the thing to be done'.  

    In other words, you must do the thing specified in the contract or the contract will be of no value - the other people on the other side of the contract do not have to do whatever is they should do in the contract.

  • 1 month ago

    same as in any other contract ... the described contingency must be fulfilled or the offer is null and void

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Dependent on something happening - ie obtaining satisfactory references or visa status or criminal record checks. It should specify what the something is.

  • 1 month ago

    IF you check out - clean, you will have the job.  That means, good references, clean background check, etc. and, if they check credit, then good credit too.

  • CiCi
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Pending normally based on drug test, background check and occasionally references

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