Making the decision to try for a new job is difficult in itself. Yet, when you decide to accept an interview with one of your current company's competitors, you have more to think about than the perfect attire and stock answers to industry-specific interview questions.Anything you say or do could result in trouble for you in your current job, or even scare away your prospective employer.
However, the risk is worth the reward, according to resume expert Donald Burns. "Working for a competitor company can catapult your career to the next level because outsiders value you more highly (especially if the management of your own company has come to take you for granted)," Burns says.
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Strategies for Interviewing
Interview on your own time
Know your value and use it
Leave out specific details about your current employer
Prepare in Advance
- "Prepare your presentation. Know what you want to say, what you want to demonstrate and the areas you need to avoid."
- "As you develop your accomplishment statements, ensure they are powerful even without detail."