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Abandoning Opportunities

Are You Abandoning Your Opportunities Too Early?

        While you may find yourself tempted to abandon an opportunity when you don’t perceive an immediate fit, don’t! If you believe an interview went poorly you may think you’re protecting yourself by bowing out before the employer drops you; but ultimately you are there to win the opportunity. Candidates who feel the need to tell an employer they are pulling themselves out of a competition are being guided solely by their egos. there is no upside to cutting short any employment discussion and all you are doing is severing what could be a potential connection or referral. Many times candidates are called back from a past interview and offered a different position that the employer found more suited to their skills. You never know how it will all turn out in the end so let it run its natural course. I’m not suggesting you stick with opportunities that are unethical, illegal or well below your abilities. I am suggesting you show greater restraint before jumping ship. More often than not your impression of an interview differs from the employer’s perception, so leave your ego at the door. the only time you need to make a decision is when the employer presents the offer. If you must bow out, offer the company a qualified referral to another candidate if possible.

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