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networking by interviews [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2008, 17:41
I know where I am going to this summer. But a few companies called and the opportunities are tempting. Should i continue to have some interviews with senior level so that I have some contacts and I can reach out later or should I reject when HR calls (I am sorry I already accepted an offer)?
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Re: networking by interviews [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2008, 16:43
Our career services folks brought up this very thing during orientation, and their answer is NO. If you know you won't (or can't) take a position, you simply don't interview. However, I wouldn't let this opportunity just go away. Let them know that while you've taken a position, you are very much interested in learning more about them and would like to stay in touch for full-time recruiting in the fall. They'll understand that they just showed up too late.
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Re: networking by interviews [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2008, 18:17
Yeah, I agree. I'm surprised that your career services does not have a clearly stated policy regarding this. You should not continue interviewing if you have already accepted an offer. But as Aaudetat said, you can still keep the contact alive for future use.
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Re: networking by interviews [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2008, 19:56
What I wanted to know was that your chance for full-time would be higher if you continue to get an offer and then politely reject or you reject when HR calls you and you did not have a chance to talk with anyone?
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Re: networking by interviews [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2008, 11:12
I think the background is that most schools see that as being in bad spirit - by getting the offer you are going to decline you are not only wasting their time, but also may take an offer away from someone else at the school for whom it is first choice.

I can't see how interviewing and then dinging them (as if to say something better came up) can be in any way better than telling them you have already accepted an offer (they were a bit too slow).
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Re: networking by interviews [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 18:55
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