‘Where Else Are You Interviewing?’

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Tip of the Day

One of these days, an interviewer is going to ask what other employers you’re talking to. There’s not really a graceful way around answering, so take the question head on and provide just enough information to satisfy their curiosity without hurting your chances.

One way to do this is by describing the companies without using their names, or describing where you are in the hiring process. For example, say, “I’ve interviewed with a business intelligence solutions provider and also with the IT group of a mid-size accounting firm. But I’m very interested in the opportunity here.”

Of course, the interviewer might flat-out ask you to name the firms. In that case, tell the truth. But very often, this answer will satisfy them.

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  1. BY Fred Bosick says:

    Thankfully, I’ve not had that question because I will refuse to answer it. Want my ass in the seat? Give me a good offer! My value doesn’t change no matter who I’m talking to.

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