- Job conundrum
Currently I’m self unemployed.
I have an interview on Tuesday for a job within my industry that I’m fairly confident I’ll get.
I have another interview for a job outside my industry on the following Monday. I desperately want this job but the employer has a bit of reputation for sometimes taking months to come to a decision, or it could be days – who knows! Pay is far better and they advertise externally quite regularly if there are no internal applicants.
I really want to get out of my current industry but I need the money so if I get offered the job do i take it or turn it down hoping i get the other one? Or do i take it, then still go to the second interview then if i get offered that job I leave the first one, possibly after only a few weeks?
So, what would STW do?Posted 7 months agolungeSubscriber
Are candidates in demand in your sector? If so and you do get an offer from the first one, tell them that you have a meeting on Monday that you’d like to attend and so will give feedback on their offer after that. In the second meeting, assuming it’s going well and they like, explain you have an offer from elsewhere and you’d really appreciate quick feedback.
If not, then this. It’s not ideal but you have to look after yourself.
Posted 7 months ago
Or do i take it, then still go to the second interview then if i get offered that job I leave the first one, possibly after only a few weeks?nedrapierSubscriber
If the job you want more is in a different industry and you get it, you’re not going to be burning bridges, are you?
Different story if you were staying in the same area, possibly working with/opposite them in the future, but even then, taking then turning it down would be a pain, but hardly rare or completely unexpected. People looking for jobs often have more than one thing on the go.
as per Lunge, really.Posted 7 months ago
Yes by taking the second job I would be finished in my “real” job! I’m an architectural technologist who has missed out on Revit so jobs seem to be very few and far between. The other job is with Network Rail where in a year or so’s time I could be earning twice as much as I could ever expect in architecture, even the starting pay would exceed my last jobs wage.Posted 7 months agoCougarSubscriber
A bird in the hand is worth two in Kate Bush, or something.
If you walk out of the first one after a week, yes it’s shitty, but they’ll have a convenient list of other candidates to choose from. I doubt it’s far from a rare occurrence either as job seekers generally don’t apply for one job, they apply for several. And besides, most companies wouldn’t think twice about binning off an employee if it were in their best interests.Posted 7 months agocroeMember
Or do i take it, then still go to the second interview then if i get offered that job I leave the first one, possibly after only a few weeks?
Yes, do this. Might seem shitty but always keep in mind that the employer would drop you without a second thought if it benefited them.Posted 7 months agoCountZeroMember
If you walk out of the first one after a week, yes it’s shitty, but they’ll have a convenient list of other candidates to choose from. I doubt it’s far from a rare occurrence either as job seekers generally don’t apply for one job, they apply for several.
Work has been advertising for staff to join my team for some time, last year a girl came for an interview, she was highly suited to the job, was offered it but then declined and took one somewhere else.Posted 7 months ago
Follow your instincts as others have said.
Had my interview with the architectural people this morning and they’ve just rung to offer me the job which I’ve accepted.
Its with the local authority so crap pay but excellent conditions, 29 days leave plus bank holidays, plus flexi leave so you can earn an extra two days leave a month etc etc (and work from home as well which is really appealing). Only six miles from home to cycle in as well
Interview with Network Rail on Monday so lets see what happens! Potentially lots more money but its shift work with no flexibility.Posted 7 months ago
There is no doubt that its shift work though – weekends and bank holidays included in your normal hours, the only extra £ is for sundays. Shifts are 2pm till 10pm, 10pm till 6am and 6am till 2pm. No shift swapping though as they insist on at least 12 hours rest between shifts.Posted 7 months ago
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