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2023 Job Interviews: Navigating the Longer and More Complex Process

How job seekers should set expectations for modern interview processes.


Today, I’d like to address opportunity seekers and discuss the importance of your attitude when entering conversations with potential employers. In 2023, there has been understandable frustration with the interview processes, which often stretch out over extended periods with numerous steps and interactions. In many cases, these processes lead to either positions being put on hold or employers hiring other candidates. This can be disheartening, as you invest time and effort with no guaranteed outcome.


However, it’s crucial to approach future conversations with a fresh perspective and leave any negativity from past experiences behind. Carrying the weight of prior disappointments into new discussions can significantly reduce your chances of securing a position.


“Carrying prior disappointments into new discussions can reduce your chances of securing a position.”


As I mentioned in a previous post a few weeks ago, it’s essential to recognize that the interview process in 2023 and beyond may require more time and involve additional steps compared to 2021 and 2022. This doesn’t mean that excessively lengthy or complex processes are justified, but rather, you should adjust your expectations. In 2023 and likely into 2024, the norm will entail more extended and multifaceted interview procedures.


So, as you embark on new interviews, strive to maintain a positive outlook and approach each one as a unique opportunity. Call or email us if you have any questions; we look forward to hearing from you!