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    play out the hand

    Hello,

    I read the book "Business without the Bullsh*t" by Geoffrey James and the paragraph says:

    "Instead, play out the hand and worry about whether you want the job after you've gotten the offer."

    I understand that the writer suggest to not worry until you get an offer from the hiring company (that you may have to decide if you really want that job). Anyway, what does "play out the hand" here mean?

    Thank you,

    Beeja

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    Re: play out the hand

    I believe it's a reference to playing cards. The cards you hold are referred to as your "hand" and a full round of a card game is also known as a "hand". So the idea is that you should not stop early (as you do when you "throw your hand in" or quit in a game of cards) but you should play the whole round to its conclusion to see what happens.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: play out the hand

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I believe it's a reference to playing cards. The cards you hold are referred to as your "hand" and a full round of a card game is also known as a "hand". So the idea is that you should not stop early (as you do when you "throw your hand in" or quit in a game of cards) but you should play the whole round to its conclusion to see what happens.
    I see. The writer suggests to keep searching/applying jobs while waiting for the offer. It is better to have more options. :) Thank you.

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    Re: play out the hand

    For me, it says that you should keep pursuing "this" job until you get an offer. Then you can decide whether or not to take the job.

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    Re: play out the hand

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    For me, it says that you should keep pursuing "this" job until you get an offer. Then you can decide whether or not to take the job.
    Do you mean follow through after interview?

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    Re: play out the hand

    Yes. It is always better to be in the position of being able to make a decision after you have received an actual offer.

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