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I will graduate in May. Right now I have good offer with Job A. It makes a good salary in an alright location. I have applied for another job, Job B, and made it past the pre-screen, past testing, but I have not interviewed yet. Should I pass the interview, I will be given a conditional job offer, contingent on a rigorous background check. The background check may take two months to process and then the offer is solidified.
I do not think the background check will be a problem. This is my first job and I'm a good kid. I don't expect it will even take two months. However, I haven't made it to that stage yet.
Job B is my preferred job. It's in an area I like, a field I enjoy, and it intersects with many other industries. I've called my recruiter, but they haven't called back.
May I accept the first job while waiting to see if the second offer materializes? If it does, I won't have graduated yet, so I won't have begun working at Job A. I know this will burn some bridges at Job A. I'm only beginning my career; I figure it will not matter much down the line.
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This is my first real job. I have no real connections. Furthermore, if I get Job B, it will be before I graduate school, so I won't even have begun work at Job A.