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    Hi guys, I'm currently doing an internship having graduated and was planning on doing a masters. This company (call them company A) also asked me to have an assessment/interview for a graduate role to start this September. That is the middle of next week.

    However, I have just received an offer for a graduate role in another company (company B) I am more interested in and will accept.

    I'm in a bit of a quandary. I am going to drop the masters course, but do I tell company A about the offer from company B? And if I do, do I do it before the assessment next week? I am worried that telling them may harm my internship that I am keen to do, however I don't want to waste their time interviewing for a graduate role I am almost certainly going to decline if I was offered it.

    Any and all advice greatly appreciated!

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    (Original post by mikebrown1)
    Hi guys, I'm currently doing an internship having graduated and was planning on doing a masters. This company (call them company A) also asked me to have an assessment/interview for a graduate role to start this September. That is the middle of next week.

    However, I have just received an offer for a graduate role in another company (company B) I am more interested in and will accept.

    I'm in a bit of a quandary. I am going to drop the masters course, but do I tell company A about the offer from company B? And if I do, do I do it before the assessment next week? I am worried that telling them may harm my internship that I am keen to do, however I don't want to waste their time interviewing for a graduate role I am almost certainly going to decline if I was offered it.

    Any and all advice greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Mike.
    Well are you sure you wouldn't accept it? If so, I think they would appreciate you telling them that you already have a job offer you're planning on accepting. Interviews take a lot of time and effort so they'll be glad to have saved that

    However, I've had a few interviews where, before I went I wasn't too bothered whether I got the job or not, but then I've come out of the interview really wanting it because I've learned more about it during the interview.

    Either way, I don't think it would harm your internship. If there's a chance that you would accept the job from company A, then I would go to the interview. At the very least, it'll give you more interview practice which is never a bad thing

    One last thing is that will you hear back from company A before you have to give a response to company B?
 
 
 
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