So you’ve been super active with your job search ever since you started it.
And, you’re proud to say that you have been interviewing steadily for the last few weeks.
In fact, you’re now in the second & third interview stage with two of your dream companies.
After months of active job search, you finally feel like the search is coming to an end. And it’s been a gruelling one.
It’s such a relief to be here right now.
It took you some time to figure out the strategies that worked best for you in your job search.
But then, you got into a groove and got your activities down to the ones that worked best.
Now it looks like it will all come to an end very soon.
And you’re ready to place your job search on hold finally!
With two companies wanting to interview you for the second or third time, you’re bound to get an offer right?
YES, YOU MAY GET AN OFFER.
OR YOU MAY GET TWO.
OR, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU MAY GET NONE FROM THESE 2 COMPANIES.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not here to rain on your parade.
It’s great news that they have called you in for second interviews.
But I need to tell you:
YOU MUST KEEP ON GOING!
Keep on going? Yes, , now’s not the time to put everything on hold.
But Danielle, you say, I’m tired of searching and it gets old after a while and I want to take a break!
You can take a break, of course you can.
But if you are committed to finding a great position in the shortest amount of time, you must keep at it!
There are many things that could happen here. I’ve had some of these things happen to me and I’ve seen them happen to clients as well.
And when they happened:
I WAS SO GLAD I KEPT ON GOING AND KEPT ON SPREADING MY JOB SEARCH EGGS.
Here’s a list of things that can happen in the later stages of the interview process:
➡️ They may decide to go back to the drawing board, and not hire anyone from their current short list. This did happen to me.
➡️ They may decide to put the job opening on hold after weeks of seeking. That can be due to a big change in leadership for example. This happened to me.
➡️ They may decide you’re not the right fit, even when you have ALL the skills and experience they were looking for. This happens for a whole range of reasons. This happened to me too.
I could go on but this may have gotten your attention right?
The truth is that you have NO CONTROL over what happens next with the company’s decision-making process.
All you control is how you navigate through this period.
Job search can be like dating in many ways.
You must keep your options open until you’ve found the one and you agree to be exclusive.
Keep up with your job search until you have found THE ONE and have signed on the dotted line.
Keep going until both sides have committed and, signed on the dotted line.
And then, ENJOY the fruits of your labour with a fulfilling new role you love ❤️