Going in for an interview for a job I'm not sure I want
May 30, 2014 4:03 AM Subscribe
I have been asked to come in for a job interview at a company I have interviewed at before. They have since hired someone else for the position, but have asked me to come in for a similar job as the work load has increased. For a number of reasons, I'm not sure I will be interested in the position, but I want to hear them out and I want to keep these connections in the future. Is there anything I should keep in mind or do to to ensure that it goes well?
posted by coreywilliam to Work & Money (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The reasons I don't think I will be interested in the position are:
1. The pay is pretty low
2. The job is only temporary until the two guys I would be working for can prove to their bosses that the work will be consistent.
4. I have a better paying very fulfilling temporary job in the same field that I am somewhat confident will become a full time job in a month or two.
The reasons I want to come in for the interview, even though I am skeptical about the position:
1. My skills are in content creation (writing, audio/video production) and web content management and I am taking programming classes. I am interviewing in the web department of a corporate magazine publisher that is often hiring. I really want to have a connection with these guys in the future and make sure they know how I am developing.
2. I really like the guys I am interviewing with. I got along with them very well last time we met and am looking forward to meeting with them again.
I want them to know what I am doing and how I am developing. I also want them to know I am very interested in the company in general. How do I do this without coming off as opportunistic or a waste of their time?