Why You Should Always Say “Yes” to a Job Interview Request

CAREEREALISM offers six reasons why you should say “yes” to any job interview (whether you want the job or not).  By doing that interview you can:

 

1.  Sharpen your interviewing skills.  You can read all the interviewing tips you want, but there is nothing like going “live.”  I would add one more thing to this.  If you are a history major, interviews are a great way to practice your talking points regarding how your history-major skills can translate into the marketplace.

 

2.  Discover what others in your industry are up to.  Use the interview as a learning opportunity.

 

3.  Build your network

 

4.  Learn what’s out there.  Even if you don’t take the job, you will get a better sense of what you like and don’t like about a potential employer.

 

5.  Gain bargaining power.  If you tell another employer that you are interviewing elsewhere they will see you as a “hot commodity.”

 

6.  Realize you never know what will happen?  You may interview for one job and they may offer a different job that you like better.

 

I encourage you to read the entire post here.

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