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Avoid This Pitfall When Accepting a Job Offer!

Posted By Scott Betts, GAIN Intern, Tuesday, June 29, 2010
It's not an uncommon scenario: you're hunting for a job and you hear back from one of the companies you've applied to. They want you to come work for them. Perhaps with a bit of hesitation, you accept their offer despite the fact that they aren't your first choice. After all, in this job market, a second-choice job is better than no job at all.

But then the universe throws a wrench into your plans when your first choice company gives you a call - they'd like you to come in for a second interview. Now you're faced with a dilemma: do you forego the second interview and stick with the guaranteed job you've already accepted, or do you take them up on the interview offer and ditch the company you just recently agreed to work for, banking on being offered the better position?

It's not an ideal situation, and the Boston Globe has some great advice on what you should consider when you find yourself faced with a similar choice. Click here to read the full column!

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