Sound familiar? Most of us have been there at some point. Maybe you were initially excited about the position, but after doing further research or finding other opportunities, you’re just not that into it anymore. Maybe a friend is pressuring you to “just go talk to the recruiter!” at the new company she’s joined. Or maybe you’d simply prefer to spend that precious half-day off work getting a massage instead of sitting in a windowless conference room.
I get it, and I’ve been there, too. But I’ll give you the same advice I gave my friend: Go anyway.
Practice makes perfect, and interviews are no different. In the quest to find your dream job (or any job, for that matter), a successful interview is one of the keys to landing a job. The Daily Muse posted an article today on going to the interview, even if you don’t want to, that will make you think twice about skipping the interview for what’s on TV or the book you can’t put down. In going to the interview, you may find out that the job or environment is not what you were expecting. After all, if it’s hard to write a resume, can you imagine what it’s like writing a job description to hire someone? If it’s a recruiter who is interviewing you, chances are, you may have to deal with them again down the road. Therefore, not showing up makes for a bad first impression. And, the interviewer may ask you questions about your resume that you thought were clear when you wrote them. For all these reasons, make sure you go to that interview!