Linked Questions

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Is refusing job offer after getting it unprofessional? [duplicate]

I am currently student and have never applied for a job before. I won't graduation until March-April. Now, I want to see what my skills are worth, like: How much salary I can earn if I start ...
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4answers
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Is it okay to decline the offer after accepting it a few months ago? [duplicate]

I am on my final year of studies of Computer Science. A few months ago I had an interview and got an offer, I accepted it. Now, I got an offer from a better company and a bigger salary. Can I decline ...
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3answers
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Is it bad to interview even if you may not be interested in leaving your company? [duplicate]

Recently I've been contacted by many recruiters about job openings. As of right now I am not actively looking for a new job (I'm happy with my current one) but I am interested in what other ...
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3answers
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Should I tell the company voluntary that I wouldn't attend to interview if I had offer already? [duplicate]

Suppose I have an offer in company A and company B asked me to interview before. Should I call company B voluntary that I wouldn't come to interview? Is it non ethical that doesn't attending to ...
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2answers
376 views

Should You Apply for a Position if You Might Not Take It? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should one go to interview for a job he doesn't intend to accept if offered? If there's a position that you're interested in, but you know there's a good chance their ...
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1answer
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Should I attend a job interview with the intention of declining? [duplicate]

I have been offered an interview (I did not apply for) for an entry level position at Company B. My current job has many benefits. Free education, good salary, slightly shorter working hours and I ...
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1answer
543 views

Is it a bad idea to attend an interview for a job you don't plan to take? [duplicate]

There's a job that I've been referred to, that's quite similar to my current role. I'm interested to find out more about the job, and to scope out how valuable I am with my current skill set. ...
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1answer
321 views

Should I go for an interview even if I will probably not take the job? [duplicate]

I work in tech and like many others, I get daily recruiting emails/invites from LinkedIn. I am 90% happy at my current job. (The missing 10% is because management in my team is really stingy when it ...
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1answer
249 views

Is it ok to take a Skype Interview as “just experience”? [duplicate]

I had a Skype interview scheduled after I applied for an internship offer. However in the meantime, I received an internship offer, one of a kind I cannot refuse, and I wasn't much into the first ...
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10answers
12k views

Attending interviews “to stay sharp”, if you reject an offer, and then apply again later - wouldn't this harm your chances of being hired?

Background: I am a software engineer. As a part of my responsibilities I am doing technical interviewing in the company I currently work in. I am happy with my job and am not looking for a change of ...
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7answers
21k views

Is it better to wait for a promotion or to look for a new job? [closed]

I am really happy working on my current project, with my current team and manager. My manager told me I have been nominated for a promotion but there's some resistance from HR given some circumstances ...
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6answers
13k views

Should I cancel 2nd interviews if I plan on taking a different job?

I have two follow-up interviews scheduled for next week, and had originally planned on accepting one of the two positions if they were offered (which I think both would make an offer). I went to a ...
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6answers
4k views

How to refuse an interview invitation with a bad company?

I'm currently on the market and my CV is opened to the public on multiple job search sites. I have sent my CV to multiple companies and some have found me online and contacted me. One of the companies ...
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7answers
3k views

How to Tell Employer I'm Interviewing But Don't Plan to Leave

EDIT: This question is specifically about how to communicate my actions and goals to my current employer. This question is unconcerned with the ethics of interviewing without intention of taking the ...
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3answers
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It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
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6answers
16k views

Is it unprofessional to tell a recruiter you want to hear about job opportunities if you just want to learn about what's available

If I respond to a tech recruiter inquiry and say that I'm open to hearing about other opportunities, but only so that I can learn more about what other companies are offering for compensation, to get ...
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5answers
3k views

Is it acceptable to apply for a position with the intention of leaving within a few months? [closed]

Do employers expect or require candidates to stay long term if a job is not listed as seasonal or temporary? Is it acceptable for one to apply with the intention of leaving within a few months?
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1answer
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Doing an interview after having already signed a contract

After more than one month of interviews, I accepted a job offer and I signed a contract for a new job which is gonna start from the first of May. After I signed the contract, a big company, which ...
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5answers
1k views

Should I use another company as a playground before interviewing with my first pick?

It's been 4 years since my first and only job interview and now it's time to move on and advance my career to the next stage. For this, I plan to interview for a big company. If that fails, I have a ...
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7answers
2k views

Is it ok to apply for jobs with no intention of going to the interview?

I'm currently a software developer in a junior position. I know people in similar positions to me that have just accepted jobs paying a lot more. I like my current job and have no intention to ...
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4answers
1k views

Interviewing just to convince current employer to give me a raise [duplicate]

Is it harmful for me to interview and get offers from other companies just to have my current employer give me a raise I think I deserve? I don't really want to switch jobs as I am quite satisfied ...
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4answers
1k views

Got a job offer from a friend, but been on a new job for a couple of months [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching jobs - how soon is too soon? I've recently got a job with a big consulting firm; however, I'm not enjoying the work much. While I don't see much advancement within ...
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3answers
938 views

How active should I be on the job market if I like my current job?

I'm a full time Software Developer. I've been at my current job for around a year, I pretty much like it and I'm well paid. However, I understand that this is not my dream job, and additionally I'm ...
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5answers
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I have been invited to an interview even though I'm not in search of a job. Should I attend?

I'm currently a first year masters student in physics (2 years for the degree) interested in IT, and a strange chain of events led me to being invited to some IT job fair interviews in a couple of ...
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1answer
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Having employer confirm position before accepting- ethical?

I wonder what the practice is these days: after a job interview is the person who is looking for a job expected to confirm to the position ("I would like to be part of your team") and then the ...
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3answers
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What do I risk by participating in a recruitment process for a position I'm probably not interested in [duplicate]

I've applied for position A at a big company. They replied that they would see me in position B (the same level, a different focus) and asked whether I'm interested. I'm not convinced I'm interested ...
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3answers
543 views

Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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3answers
351 views

Is it a good idea to take part in a transfer interview if I have no intention of accepting the job?

I've been offered an interview for a department transfer within my organization - basically to the exact same position, but working for another group on another project. I'm happy with my current ...
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4answers
557 views

Interviewing with little intention to take the job [closed]

Before I begin, I don't think this is a duplicate of either of these questions, because the scenario is slightly different: Should I go to an interview I don't intend to accept the job (if ...
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2answers
511 views

Entertaining job offers while being in a good job [closed]

I used to have a startup which we had to shutdown 5 months ago. I joined a good company after that as their software lead. Everything related to this job including the work, the team, seniors, the CEO,...
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3answers
447 views

how to say something during an interview that you should never say? [closed]

Ive been approached by my old team to become a supervisor my current manager was the one to announce me that they are interested in interviewing me and wanted to see if I was interested. I want to go ...