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Accepted an offer but now another one has come in

I accepted an offer for a great company, but now my dream company is offering me a chance to interview with them.


Do I tell them that I already accepted an offer but I'm willing to reconsider for them, my dream company. Or do I keep it on the DL?


Thanks for any help!

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TheSolicitorGeneral
Politicker
+6
Small Market AE
Personally, keep it on the DL and go through the interview with the dream company. Great company, no offense, will hire someone else within a week. Hell, at my company I know well enough that I'd get replaced the week after I died/quit/retired/went to prison. Go for your dreams, friend.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Agreed. An interview won't hurt and frankly, you need to think of yourself first. Lord knows a company will be acting in their best interests when they're considering laying someone off or letting them go. It isn't ideal to have to rescind your acceptance of an offer, but timing isn't always perfect.ย 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Both of you have great reminders. I've seen people be let go even after their first week.ย 
The.Machine
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
agreed all the way!
DaveGreen
Arsonist
+8
Head of Sales
Accept the offer but do the interview regardless. If it turns out to be better just quit your (very) new job and start at your dream company. This sounds aweful and if I was the hiring manager at great company Iโ€™d probably hate you. But on the other hand, like @TheSolicitorGeneral said; youโ€™re most likely replaced within no time. Only wins for you my friend ๐Ÿ‘
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Thank you for the confidence! Lots of fish in the sales sea.ย 
SalesRecruiter
Opinionated
+7
Recruiting Director
Keep the accepted offer on the DL but do let them know that you are at the end stages and could have an offer in hand within a week. As a recruiter (atleast speaking for myself), I will get the manager to move quickly if we are risk of losing someone great to another company.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
I forgot to mention that I do not start at the company until Aug 2, so I haven't even started.ย 
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+5
AE of B2B
Since you have a month and a half, definitely go through the interview! Everyone else has had good advice so far.ย 
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Sunbunny31
Good Citizen
Sales Executive
Agreed.ย  Also, even if you don't decide to jump to your dream company this time around, you will have more intel for the next time.ย ย 
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
Take the interview on the DL and accept the offer. In life you have to look out for #1 or else no one else will
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
Always go with your top choice. People back out of offers all the time.ย 
GrindingSales
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
You must be stressed at the timing of this!ย  We work our whole lives to get a chance to work for our dream company.ย  I think it is worth doing the interview.ย  Be sure to stay on top of asking when you will hear back from them hoping it is within the time frame you haven't started for the other company.ย ย 

Personally, it's tricky but I would start for the other company and see how far you make it through the process.ย  If you get an offer, I wouldn't feel bad for leaving the new company because literally everyone is replaceable.ย  Best of luck!
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
So stressed! Also hoping now that my dream company has good OTE. We haven't discussed that yet.ย 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Thank you all for your kind advice! I will be continuing in the process while my current company is asking what they can do to keep me ๐Ÿ™ˆ
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Karma can be ruthless in these situations...not to get all heady on you, but count your blessings.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Interesting, ahhhh so should I not even hear them out? Save their time?ย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
What would they be offering you that would compel you to walk away from a secured role? Also, how fast would they put you through the process? Would you get to day 1 at the new gig and still be interviewing? Leaving a week or two in is not advisable.
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GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Just do the interview, keep it on the DL. See what happens, then decide.ย 
TheDeplorable
Politicker
+7
AE
Keep it on the DL
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Going for the interview gives on another option. He can always think things through, do whatโ€™s best for you!ย 
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dreeno212
Sr. Account Manager
Interview and crush it! Get a better offer!
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Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Take care of priority number one: yourself.ย  Do not feel bad at all for bailing on the other company, especially for your dream company...hate to say it, but you, me, all of us sales folk are a dime a dozen and that company will find someone else with ease.ย  Go where you will be most happy.
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
An interview with your dream employer is useful on many fronts.ย 

One, you can determine (from firsthand experience) if they are right for you and if you are right for them.ย  Two, there will be less pressure as you enter the process knowing you are already locked and loaded with a backup plan.ย  Third, worst case scenario is it's not a fit now but you open doors and connect with people inside the organization.

All things considered, this seems like a no-brainer to me.ย  Good luck.
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
Always be open to a conversation.
DataSlangah
Politicker
+4
SAE
Accept, keep the interview on the DL because there is no guarantee you will get the dream company job.ย  Chances are if it is your dream company, it is a lot of people's dream company.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
Tons of great comments below, if its truly your dream company, then you go after it, what kind of question is that. Get creative, take sick days, your company doesnt care about your dreams as much as you do (i am not saying they dont care, just the level is different)

Go conquer my man/woman
Premium_User
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
Unless there is a SPECIFIC penalty clause in the offer (which would only apply in very restricted circumstances) I would accept the offer and go through the motions with dream company.

Be clear to dream company that even though you're comfortable in your new place you'd never say no to dream company.

Company loyalty is dead in the west. If you want to walk out after a week to chase dream company you have that right. And you never need to mention it on your CV. You can tell future employers you took a month to go hiking after Covid and it suited your dream company to give you a later start date - nobody digs the detailsย 
Riffraff
Good Citizen
Sales Director
Rule in sales Look after #1
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nowimdun
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive (SaaS)
When you get into the later rounds of interviews tell your dream company about the other offer but that you want you work for them and need to move through the process quickly. Itโ€™s what i did and i ended up skipping the final round and got a very competitive offer the next day.
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