Are you looking for a job? I’m pretty sure you have already exhausted a lot of time and effort looking for job openings, submitting applications and doing job interviews. If there is one thing I can generalize about job hunting, it’s that no prospective job is a sure job unless you are already formally hired. A lot may change in a few days or weeks; initially you may be a top contender for a job, but after a few days somebody else may get the job instead. There are so many variables involved in getting a job that it’s very difficult to predict the outcome, which is why having other options that you can fall back on is ideal.
So if you have an interview for a job that’s not really what you want, should you go for it?
Take as Many Job Interviews as You Can
I say jump on it—and employment experts tend to agree. Any potential job is an opportunity, so don’t waste it! You’ll never know if you’ll land that dream job—and if you don’t, you’ll want some back-up opportunities, especially if you’re having financial difficulties and landing a new position is a must. Interviewing for a job you may not want and may not even get offered may sound like a waste of time, but it can save you from a lot of agonizing ‘what ifs’ in the future in case you can’t get that job you were aiming for.
Job Interviews Might Save You In the Future
Not only will interviewing for a job give you extra options for employment, there are other benefits in doing so as well. Going on a wide variety of job interviews gives you experience with the flow of the process, and in how to behave and act while being interviewed. This will help you gain confidence in interviews and will be very helpful for future job prospects.
In addition to confidence and experience, you’ll also get noticed by the companies you meet with. Then, should you get an offer you decide not to take, decline it in the most professional way possible. How you choose to decline a job offer will leave behind a lasting impression. Do it well, and the company may even contact you regarding future openings.
In looking for jobs, having a number of job options to choose from will mean that you have a very good chance of landing a much-needed job. So don’t waste any chances; go ahead and interview for that position you think you don’t want. Who knows? It might be a job you end up loving.Leave the first comment ▶