For a variety of reasons, not the least of which being the increase in vacation schedules, activity in the tech sector often begins to slow down a bit during the summer months. And who can blame a hiring manager for wanting to take advantage of one of the many summer offerings of this great state? This comes at a price for the job seeker, however, as the interviewing process can oftentimes slow to an almost painful pace. Getting an interview team to be available during the same 4-hour block is difficult enough during the best of times. With team members taking their summer vacations, it can be a logistical nightmare. Let me highlight a couple of slow-downs we see during candidates' "dog days of summer" job search.
With two or three opportunities, you might find yourself on the receiving end of an offer before you've completed your other interviews. This would be a good thing if it's a position you are ready to accept. On the other hand, you might have been depending on getting through all three interviews so that you could make an informed decision. From our perspective, there is generally a bit of flexibility from all parties involved. Our experience:
Hopefully these tips will help you to keep your summer interviewing fruitful.