You put the time in to update your materials and tell everyone in your network that you were looking for a job. You asked them to keep you in mind and put in a good word — and they did.
And because of all that work, you've since been contacted by a hiring manager about interviewing for a job.
But you're not jumping for joy. In fact, you don't know whether to accept.
Your dilemma? It's not what you were going for.
So, should you always take the interview, or are there times when it makes sense to politely decline it?
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The truth is that it depends, and it's only fair to evaluate these decisions on a case-by-case basis, as every opportunity is different. Here are a few reasons why yes or no might be the best answer for you.