On the “Vegas Jokes” website, one of the quotes is, “I wanted to get married at the drive-through wedding chapel. That way if I wanted a divorce, I could just back up.”
Wouldn’t it be great if we could simply reverse course and undo a bad job hire? Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple, and this is why we stress the need of both employers and employees to schedule a minimum of two interviews. Otherwise, the situation may turn into something like a “Vegas wedding” where you arrive at the honeymoon only to realize you married someone with whom you have nothing in common. This week we are sharing with you some of our past blog posts on Sourcing (The Hunt), Offers of Employment (The Catch) and Why People Stay (The Keep). We hope you will find them valuable as you evaluate your current employment situation.
Longevity and commitment are two traits that are both admirable and obtainable. The most common reason for rejecting candidates we hear from hiring managers is that “they jump around too much”. When considering a change of jobs, you should always take time to evaluate, communicatesand mitigate risks before you commit. “Backing-up” (or backing-out) may seem like an appealing option in the moment, but developing a habit of doing so will eventually come back to harm you.