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Old 02-22-06, 07:27 PM   #1
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Potential employer dilema, what do you think?

I graduate in May, and had my first real interview in my field with Company A about 3 weeks ago. They called me back today (told me it would take 3 weeks) and left a message cause I was in class and they talked about taking the next step, whatever that means, second interview I guess? I plan on calling them back tomorrow morning.

But, I'm also about to interview (already had two at length phone interviews) with another, Company B.

So whats the problem? Company A is relatively close by but doesn't require much skill on my part, good money but I'm sure they could train a monkey to do it. Company B is 4 hours away, but uses more state of art technology, probably be more challenging, and if things don't work out there, I can always say, "hey, I used such and such to do this" and not be 'entry level' any more.

Do employers ask you to commit after a second round of interviews? I'd hate to tell them no and not have things work out with Company B. C'mon, somebodies gotta have experience with this kind of stuff. It is still pretty early in the year, but I don't want to be left high and dry when I graduate...
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Old 02-22-06, 07:37 PM   #2
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Are you living in an apartment now? I dont know about you, but if I am not being challenged I get very unhappy, the last job I had i was so bored I left in time to not get fired. How is the pay at company B?
It sounds like you would be happier there, but if its a 4 hour commute, I would look into an apartment nearby, especially if you see yourself there in the longterm
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Old 02-22-06, 07:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, don't waste your life sitting in a car commuting to work. Just move closer to the job that's going to be more rewarding for you. Save yourself the expense of gasoline and car-maintenance. That's an automatic pay-raise already!
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Old 02-22-06, 07:59 PM   #4
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Exactly, also you will avoid jerk offs like me who will smash into you in the midst of the fore/aft rush....
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Old 02-22-06, 08:05 PM   #5
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You graduate in May.

No employer is going to take that much time to make up their minds. Interview with both. Decide after you've gotten an offer or not. Stop worrying.
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Order some quickfix 4.0 for your whiz quiz.
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you have lots of time. I suggest you go through both interviews as far as you can. you will learn more about each company and what they have to offer you. Think of it all as good practice and as research into your first job. You are not committed to anything by just interviewing. Heck, as an employer, I know that you can even back out after accepting the position (we really do not like that BTW and are not too happy to consider that candidate again in the future).

congrats on getting to the end of that very long tunnel!
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poker baby...work on that face & don't let'em know your sitting on five aces. call their bluff , see where they stand & work from the inside if the pot isn't big enough.Run business within business.
Play your cards right & all the references in the world won't help them (employers)

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Yeah, if Company B decides that I'm not too much of a weirdo and hires me, I'd probably move as close as possible (and ride the bike baby). If I got hired with Company A, I could move back home with the parents (oh yea!).

I guess I shouldn't worry about too much, I am kinda going through this thinking in the back of my head that even if I screw this up, I'll still get the interview experience. Blah, I guess this post is just me thinkin out loud.



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I dont get it, am I supposed to read between the lines or something? Oh man, I wish I knew how to quit you.
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Old 02-22-06, 09:13 PM   #10
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Just remember, you're young, you still have time if you screw up. Why hold back, go for it!
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Here a little 55/Rad philosophy you can take with you throughout yer life:

You've got nothing to decide until there's an solid offer on the table. Until then, you are just making contacts and improving your job finding skills.

Good luck.

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