September 1, 2023

Several months ago I got a call from a friend who was feeling frustrated at his job and wanted something new.  He had been with his company for 4 years, and it was feeling stagnant.

I didn’t have an opportunity that matched his background that day, but I told him I would keep him in mind for future.

Last week, something came up that was a match.  A bigger company, growing rapidly, a chance for a fresh start and to make a greater impact.

So I called my friend and told him about the opportunity.

He said things had improved at his current company, and he was not interested.

It was a firm no.

I was a little surprised, but after some discussion he finally agreed to go for the interview.

In my opinion it doesn’t hurt to go for a job interview.  Worst case scenario, you’ll learn a little about the job market, expand your network, maybe improve your interview skills.  Best case, you may uncover a dream opportunity that you never knew existed.  If you don’t go for the interview, you’ll never know.

What are your thoughts?  Would you go for a job interview even if you’re content doing what you’re doing?  Does it show disloyalty to your current employer?

Let me know in the comments!

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