You can’t just lack content for any of these.
But how do you know when you are pursuing a job you wouldn’t actually enjoy, at a company you wouldn’t want to work for?
No one wants a nightmare job.
Let me shed some more light on this. A bad fit job, despite its attractive salary package, might sap a whole lot of confidence and energy out of you, leaving you agitated wishing for an exit plan.
You need to know how to identify this signs from the word go.
1. There is no solid job description for that role
If you can’t quite figure out what you’ll be responsible for in that organization, then know that there are some red flags to watch out for.
Responsibilities & roles for that position might evolve over time, but the employer should have a clear idea of that position’s responsibilities and the skills required to carry them out from the start.
In fact this should be what attracts you to that position.
There should be no ambiguity about what you are coming on board to carry out.
2. The Interview seems to be very disorganized
If you have to interview with several top executives, then you might understand that meetings be rescheduled or even take longer than expected.
Still, if every interview is rescheduled, or if people are consistently late or unprepared when they meet with you, take a good note of that.
It’s not just because everyone woke up feeling unwell, unprepared or it’s everyone’s bad day.
Also take note of email responses are always slow or if people are rude in their communications.
3. Your prospective boss belittles his or her current employees. Run, don’t walk!
Just think about it.
If this is happening at the interview levels, when the company is supposed to paint a perfect picture of themselves & actually sell the job to you as a prospective employee, how will it be when you are finally brought on board?
Remember, what you see is probably what you will when you’re finally employed.
If your interviewer exhibits a general lack of enthusiasm or interest in the company or generally belittle your every statement, you should watch out for a hard task ahead in case you are taken in as one of the employees.
4. There seems to be a very high turnover
It’s very normal for people to move in and out of companies.
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However, if that particular company has something close to an exodus after every few months, that should be something to watch out for.
So, how do you bow out of the interview process gracefully?
1. Complete the interview well
Don’t burn bridges.
Just complete the interview normally even if you are 100% convinced that you have no desire to work for that company.
You never know how the connections you’ve made in this interview process could benefit your career in the future, so do what you can to maintain a positive relationship.
2. Make sure you communicate clearly why you’re no longer interested
In case you get the job offer but you clearly don’t admire, be sure to communicate clearly with your main point of contact about why you are no longer interested in the role.
You might be surprised in future.
Leave all options open.
3. And finally, learn from that experience
After the interview process, and after bowing out of the application process, take some time to do some post analysis of the whole process.
Try to understand what happened, how and why it went wrong and what positive qualities or, alternatively, warning signs you can keep an eye out for when applying for other roles.
Shop around, stay optimistic about your next interviews, and, before you know it, you’ll be in your dream role. If you need further guidance on interview skills, click here and get a life changing session.
Judith Moraa is a Communication Assistant at Corporate Staffing a leading HR firm that offers recruitment and FREE job placement. For more information visit their website on www.corporatestaffing.co.ke