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Do you recommend applying for every job, until you're fully ready to apply for that job you really want?
John Sundell: That's an interesting strategy, I guess you could do that. I think it's good, always, to apply to different kinds of companies as well. Let's say, there're certain kinds of people who want to work for the big tech companies of the world, but they will have very different requirements and very different hiring processes than smaller companies, or agencies, or any other kinds of companies.
"I think it's important to keep an open mind, but I would definitely recommend to not just apply for one company."
So I would recommend to apply to many different kinds of companies as well, and it also will let you kind of choose which ones you want to go for, depending on which jobs you end up getting, because even though you might have this goal and this thinking that I want to work for company X, during the process of applying to other kinds of companies and meeting different people in different teams, you might change your mind.
You might be like, “oh, this small company that I had never heard of before, I clicked really well with this team. It seems to be such a nice group of people. I really want to work with them,” and then you might just go work for them as well. I think it's important to keep an open mind, but I would definitely recommend to not just apply for one company, because you don't want to put all your eggs in one basket, but to kind of spread the risk.
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