Linked Questions

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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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1answer
10k views

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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3answers
40k views

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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3answers
937 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
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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6answers
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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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6answers
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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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4answers
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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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7answers
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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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4answers
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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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5answers
908 views

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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4answers
8k views

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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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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