Should I apply for another job while I wait to hear about a recent interview?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would. It’s not going to hurt anything. If you get the job you interviewed for, and the new job calls you in for an interview you just say you’ve taken another offer. When I was looking for a job after colleg I applied to as many job openings I could and wuickly found one. If you wait to hear back from one before applying for another, you’ll be missing out on a lot of opportunities IMO.

Post # 4
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would apply for the other job either way, since there’s still no solid guarantee that you will get the other one, plus it wouldn’t hurt to check out the competition and get extra experience with interviewing and/or feedback.

Post # 7
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@howtobeawife:  Definitely apply. Job hunting is like playing the lottery – the more places you apply, the better your odds. Also, the place you interviewed at is not a sure thing as there is no signed offer so don’t bet on that just yet.

Post # 8
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why wouldn’t you?

Post # 9
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would contact your HR/recruiting rep and let her know that you are applying for the other job even though you are still in the running for the first job. I would definitely apply, but it doesn’t hurt to let the HR person know why and that you are still very interested in the first job. 

Post # 10
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Of course.  I mean the company interviewed several people for the opening you went on the interview for, why shouldnt you “interview” several companies to see what works best.  The first job could fall through.

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