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Asked by Jonathan on February 1, 2014

Is it wrong to interview at as many places I can, or would I be better off just targeting a few key ones? 

Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on February 7, 2014

No, I would encourage you to interview in as many places as you can, if for no other reason, it will help you to sharpen your interview skills.  In addition, you will begin to have a feel about what questions may be asked of you, which obviously, will help you to be prepared with a strong response.  The one caution I would advise is not to interview for a job and/or company for which you have no intentions of accepting if offered.  Focus on those companies that which you would give reasonable consideration if you were offered a position.

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Answered by Maya, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on February 7, 2014

When looking for employment, you can apply for and interview for as many jobs as you would like. If you have narrowed down the type of job position you would like to apply for, look into this job positition at various organizations. It never hurts to interview at various employers, instead of putting all of your eggs in one basket. If you limit your options, you might miss out on a great opportunity.

Happy job hunting! 

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Answered by Todd, Hiring Expert at MetLife, on February 7, 2014

I think you should interview at as many places as you can for roles that you are qualified to perform. It is in fact a numbers game so until you land a position keep interviewing. That being said there is no use wasting your time or a potential interviewers time if you are not truly interested in the position. So the advise I give is interview at as many places as possible until you get a new role as long as you are qualified and interested in the job and the potential employer. 

And targeting a few key companies first is the best way to go about your search and hopefully that will yield results quickly and you will not have to "interview all over the place" so to speak.

Good luck!

 

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Answered by Sharon, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on February 10, 2014

In today's labor market, apply for as many jobs as you are qualified for. Make sure you have some similarity in role you are looking for but the more options you have, the better. Avoid applying for jobs you aren't qualified for. Compare the qualifications to yours. If they don't match, don't apply. This will help you avoid wasting your precious time.

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