It might feel like you are in an episode of "Mission: Impossible."
You answer the phone and hear, "Your job, should you choose to accept it..." Followed by, "This offer will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck."
Well, maybe not five seconds. But if you have ever received an "exploding job offer," a phrase used by headhunters and corporate recruiters that refers to a job offer that is retracted if it's not accepted within a short specified amount of time, you are familiar with the stress such offers can bring. What do you do? Do you jump ship or do you stay put?