Advice Needed – Turn Down an Interview?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hmm I think that you should probably stick where you are now, especially since you’re going to TTC soon.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@canuckandakiwi:  Also, since it’s a small industry you may be blacklisted if you lead them on by doing interviews and ultimately waste their time.

It’s definitely a balance… like it is smart to network and do interviews, but you don’t want to annoy people either. Not sure!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It can’t hurt to talk to them, right? I would wait until you have an offer, then turn the OFFER down, not the interview. I think it’s wise to keep options open. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would go to the interview. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@love108:  +1, there’s no way for them to know that you really don’t intend to leave, and the interview might open your eyes or at least give you a contact at the company should anything negative happen in your current job.  Since you’re already scheduled for one, I don’t think it would hurt to do the interview.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I personally wouldn’t go. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

If you’re interested in this new job, be super diligent about making sure that the work environment will be as good or better than your current one (where it sounds like you’re happy). You’re in a great position of choice: either way you go, you can use one opportunity to show the other company that your skills are in demand, and place yourself in a better bargaining position.

So, it just depends which job you really prefer as far as the stuff you can’t change – like coworkers and office culture. Whichever one that is, just see how far you can get asking for what you want, whether that be less travel or more money.

From your post it sounds like you want to stay where you are, and that seems like a sound decision. Even though it’s tempting to keep chasing snazzier companies, in the long run it looks better on your resume to have a longer period of stability and growth within a single organization than many short stints at different places.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think you should at least interview!!! It makes for good networking. You never know what uour situation might be in the future. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@canuckandakiwi:  I would take the interview and see how you feel afterwards, even just to put a face to your name, should you find yourself looking for a change later down the road.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@canuckandakiwi:  

Going to an interview doesn’t automatically mean you are leaving your current job!  Unless it’s inconvenient for you, I think it is silly not to talk with them. 

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