Interview loop scheduled for next week but it's giving me anxiety to think about it. It's a manager position in an industry that is very uncertain post-Covid and the position has direct reports, but honestly I would rather have an IC role while moving into industry positions. On top of this, my current project is a nightmare and doesn't leave me anytime to prep - only my second interview loop since undergrad (8years). Am I crazy for thinking about withdrawing?

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Do the interview anyway and just give yourself the option!

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No, you're rationalizing tryna get out of the interview. Practically speaking there isn't a real downside to going for the interview. It's always better to get more reps than less. I'm convinced that fear of leaving the familiar consulting environment is what keeps a lot of people in here longer than they should be.

More background: I didn't apply, I was invited to interview for the position. I gave them a wild comp range but even if they met it I honestly don't know if I would accept. Which is due to uncertainty about the company and lackluster interest in the role.

Yeah, I gave them one that, at the time, I thought I would have to accept if they met it. But now that it's been scheduled I just feel more uncertain

Go through with it. If you haven’t have interview practice in 8 years now is the time to blow dust off your skills for a job you don’t want.

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