Your real competition isn't some job hunter off the street. It's the candidate who was
coached by The Headhunter. Use The Headhunter's insider perspective to your advantage;
don't let it sneak up and bite you!
26. There is no sure thing.
Headhunters see it all the time. A person gets a job offer -- and promptly tells other
companies he's no longer available. He cancels pending interviews, submits his
resignation, and terminates discussions with "b-list" employers.
I can't tell you how many people I've known who started a job, only to be job hunting
again a few days or weeks later. Either they realize the new job isn't what they expected,
or the Dr. Jekyll who interviewed them turns out to be a Mr. Hyde, or the company is in
serious trouble. In the meantime, they've closed the doors to other options.
- Never sever your connections to other job opportunities, even if you've accepted an
- Keep the interview doors open for at least two weeks after you've started a new job.
- Always keep the door open for discussions with other employers (and sources of jobs).
You work hard to develop good career options. Don't get smug. Don't toss options aside
for a "sure thing". There is no sure thing.
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