It is tempting to accept every interview that you’re offered, even if you’re unsure if the opportunity or location will be a good fit. After all, your goal up to this point was probably to find as many job opportunities as possible that fit your parameters.
But keep in mind that you will be limited in exactly how much time you can take for phone and on-site interviews.
If you have defined your goals and done your homework, narrowing down your options will not be an overly daunting task.
Before you start setting dates for interviews, decide how much time you want to elapse between your first and last interviews. It’s not unheard of for residents to take several months to complete all their interviews, decide that the first one was the best opportunity - then find out that it’s no longer available. Of course, it’s also OK to cancel interviews if you know what you are looking for in a job and find it somewhere else. When you find the position that accomplishes most of your career and lifestyle goals, don’t hesitate to take it.
It’s OK to cancel interviews if you know what you are looking for in a job and find it somewhere else.