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Can I trust employers that make the first move?

  1. Fact: It's impossible to answer either 'Yes' or 'No' to this question.
  2. As currently stated, anecdotes and "guesses" about a party's motivation for making an unsolicited offer are the best way to answer this question.

So I wonder:

  1. Should we close this question and create a new one?
  2. Or should we edit this question to say something like: "How should I respond to an unsolicited job offer? Is there anything that I should bear in mind or consider?"
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Fact: It's impossible to answer either 'Yes' or 'No' to this question.

Good. Straight-up yes/no questions tend to be lousy and encourage lazy answers.

As currently stated, anecdotes and "guesses" about a party's motivation for making an unsolicited offer are the best way to answer this question.

No, those are pretty lousy ways to answer the question. A good answer would involve guidance for gauging the actual motivation, which at least a couple of existing answers do.

Or should we edit this question [...]

Editing is always preferable to closing, if you are able to resolve outstanding issues by doing so.

Also note that this question has already been discussed and edited based on that discussion.

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