I recently received a job offer from a company, say X会社. However, I would like to turn down their offer as I have some opportunity at my current place of employment.
How can I express this in a polite manner as to not offend them ?
After a few searches it seems that:
Is the polite expression to decline an offer. Is what I am looking for, i.e. "Declining politely". I found a website with a number of phrases, however, I am not sure which to choose and how to use them in my case. I would like to explain something along the lines of:
Thank you very much for this very interesting offer. However, due to an opportunity at my current place of employment, I have to refuse your offer. I am sorry for the trouble I may have caused, and hope to maybe work with you at X in the future.
Although I think I can get around the first part with something along the lines of:
I also have ideas for the last part, around using
手数, but I would really need some help for the refusal itself.
I guess proper keigo would be the only acceptable level of speech, but as my Japanese is not so good, I would like to keep it as natural as possible for someone my level (JLPT N3).