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I’ve always gotten the advice that when you want to switch jobs you should take interviews from places you’re not actually interested in, so you can understand your value in the market and have better negotiating power. I’m doing that rn - took a couple interviews to gauge my skills, my market value, and see what I need to work on for interviews that I actually care about. However, I feel really guilty about wasting their time and going all the way knowing I’ll just say no at the end. Wwyd?

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I used to feel the same way. I’m currently towards the end of an interview process for a job I will not take. However, it’s REALLY helped prepare me for the interview process at another job that I do want. Also, I’ve learned not to feel bad - companies regularly waste the interviewees time in different ways (for example, I recently went through a slew of interviews for a role that ended up being slotted for an internal resource)

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Completely agree with this. Think of how many extensive application/interviews you’ve done only to get ghosted. It’s a tough game but you’ve gotta play it

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