Changing jobs brings challenges you probably wouldn’t imagine. Many people operate with a head full…
John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
The best of all possible worlds would be to interview with – and get offers from – two or three practices in order to make the best decision. The best world, maybe. Just not the most likely.
It’s hard to explain why, exactly, but the interview process rarely moves along at an orderly pace that allows you to compare offers. What is more likely to happen is that you’ll just get going in any discussion with Practice A, and along comes Practice B who also wants to talk with you.
“Well, sure,” you say. “What can it hurt? I’d like to talk to Practice B, myself.” So you begin that process. You get one interview, or maybe two, with Practice B, and along comes Practice C who says “Hey, we’d like to talk to you, too!”
Just as you’re scheduling an interview with Practice C, Practice A pops back up to ask, “Here’s that offer we discussed. When can we expect your response?”
Like it or not, most job change decisions have to be made one opportunity at a time. Weighing an opportunity you have in your hand against a theoretical opportunity somewhere down the road is unrealistic. Instead, try weighing the opportunity in your hand against an actual wish list you prepared (you did prepare one, didn’t you?) when you started the job change process.
Manage your due diligence on the assumption that opportunities will show up sequentially. If you manage two or more at one time, good for you. You’re even more prepared.
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