Always explore job opportunities to the fullest! Don’t assume anything and don’t make any decisions until you go through the entire interview process.
If you’re making decisions too early in the interviewing process you’re making a mistake. Don’t make a decision until you have a decision to make. When will you have a decision to make? When the company extends you an offer. Until the company extends you an offer there isn’t a decision to make. Got it?
Too many of you are making assumptions about job opportunities. You make assumptions on the company, but you’ve never worked there. You make assumptions on the location of the company, but you’ve never lived there. You make assumptions on the industry, but you’ve never worked in their industry. And the list goes on.
The best advice I can give you when you’re faced with any job opportunities is to go through the entire interviewing process before you make your decision. Explore the opportunity to the fullest. Get all of your questions answered. Meet the people within the company. See their operation and do your fact-finding and due diligence. Then gather all of the information and evaluate the opportunity – included the offer – before you make your decision.
In my business as a professional recruiter, I see a lot of candidates back out of interviews before they ever receive an offer. Why? I don’t want you to do this. What decision do you have to make before you receive an offer? Do you have all of the facts to make a decision? No! It’s impossible to make a decision on a job opportunity until you have an offer in your hand. Impossible!
A lot of things can happen during the interviewing process. At first you can be interviewing for one position and then the role changes and the positions gets better. Maybe it turns into a higher position with more pay. You will never be aware of these types of situations if you back out too soon.
I see things like this all the time in the recruiting business. Don’t assume anything when you’re interviewing with a company. And, make sure you do yourself a favor and explore all of your job opportunities to the fullest! Believe me you will be glad you did. Plus, you never know where these things can end up. I have seen candidates interview for one position and be offered something much greater in the end. This stuff happens all the time. Don’t assume anything! I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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