Why is it not worth accepting all job offers

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Author: Małgorzata Majewska, expert at monsterpolska.pl

For years there has been a perception that no job-seeking opportunity should be missed. This rule applies in particular to job interviews. According to it, it does not matter if we have sufficient qualifications and whether it is really the job of our dreams, you just have to go to the interview and that's it. As with many things, practice makes perfect here too. Each subsequent recruitment process teaches us something new. We can test our skills and train the answers to the most common questions - advises the expert of the career portal monsterpolska.pl.

Recruiters and career advisers often encourage as many job interviews as possible to gain knowledge and confidence. Besides, what harm can happen to you if you meet with more employers on the way to your dream job? And yet, while the benefits of such a strategy are undeniable, meeting any prospective boss or recruiter can lead to problems.


Imagine that you dream of working in a specific, highly valued company X, which is very difficult to get into due to low employee turnover. You see a job offer exactly from this company. Even though it is for a position for which you have insufficient skills or is inconsistent with your career path, you are applying. You manage to hide the gaps in your CV and are invited to an interview. Your joy does not last long, however.


The recruiter quickly discovers your lack of experience and qualifications and you get a poor result on the test performed. As a consequence, you may be blacklisted by the company and ruin your chances of a career in the X Corporation in the future. Therefore, it is best not to apply for positions where internships or competences much above yours are required. Better to wait a few years for your dream job than to squander your chances at the start.

Wasted effort

The recruitment process requires commitment and effort from both parties. In most cases, companies organize at least two meetings with the candidate. He is often asked to prepare a specific material, e.g. a project or article, which requires additional time. So if you're not really interested in the position, don't waste your time and just don't submit your application. The slight improvement in your interview coping skills is not worth it. Additionally, you will save the other party's time.

Self-confidence is worth its weight in gold

Few situations are as unpleasant in professional life as rejecting us as a candidate. Paradoxically, a negative response from a company we didn't really want to work for is even more unpleasant. The more positions you apply for, the more refusals you will get. If there are really a lot of them, after some time you will start to lose your self-confidence. Therefore, it is better to focus on selected offers and be better prepared for the recruitment process.