As we all know, a critical piece to your job search strategy is networking. And a great way to network is by talking to people you already know: friends, family, those in your gym class or a social club, for example. This can generate opportunities, which is great, but what happens when you are offered a job you don’t want, either by someone close to you or that was set up by someone you know? The easy answer is to simply turn them down politely and move on, but things aren’t always that simple.
Read Hallie’s latest US News article for a few examples of these types of awkward situations and specific tips to keep in mind that can help you with other scenarios similar to these.