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Old 09-09-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: NYC
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She should definitely go to interview B, but NOT tell Company #A. I was referring in general to people who accept a position with #A , but then go across the street and interview with #B.
Yes well, that's not what this thread is about, so you can see why I found your post puzzling.

Looks like we're on the same page now...
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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Tell one company about an interview at another..are you for real? And your mom said to do what?
Do you watch Donald Trump's "The Apprentice"? I suggest you start when the new season begins this September.

Go to as many interviews as possible and get several offers at the same time. Pick the best offer and take that job. If the company of your choice is not providing the offer you need, tell them you have an offer for $____ from a competitor, and see what results that brings. If the results are not to your liking, go with company choice #2. Like another wise poster said, these companies would drop you on a dime.

"Nothing personal, it's just business."
"Play all the chips."
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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I had a very good friend who did the same thing you're asking. The first company said "well good luck with company B"....I was shocked she did this, as she wasn't a stupid woman.

And this was in the 90s, when there were jobs.

Very foolish to play games, you're not the only one they're interviewing.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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The employers have been playing games with the worker since FDR died. We don't need filmmaker Michael Moore to enlighten us, although he is amusing about it. You may not be the only they're interviewing, but you should also be generating as many interviews as physically possible.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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The employers have been playing games with the worker since FDR died. We don't need filmmaker Michael Moore to enlighten us, although he is amusing about it. You may not be the only they're interviewing, but you should also be generating as many interviews as physically possible.
Of course they have. They have the last word.

My point was in the example I used was my friend in order to hurry along the first company told them she had another offer, they immediately dropped her from the running.

This was back in 1999 in LA with a very "cush" job in the entertainment industry.

I was floored when she told me what she did, as she was very bright when it came to most things.

She got impatient and it cost her.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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Right. Makes sense. No, we don't hurry anybody along.
Do they tell us about the other candidates that they interview? They can say, "we have narrowed it down to 10 people and there are 3 finalists." You can say ok, but I can offer this, and that, and I have X amount of experience....do the others have enthusiasm? charisma? Drive? Do they have this, and that and the other? You just have to sell yourself like you are standing before the Maker.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:10 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I have a job offer from company A. They are checking my background and if anything, I will start in two weeks. However, I have an interview at company B on Friday. I really would LOVE to work at company B and the HR rep said that they move pretty fast in their decision making, which has been evident of how fast they want to do all this. Do I tell company B about my offer to get them to move faster or to make myself look more "attractive." My Mom says I should tell them right away...I'm not so sure. I think that if anything, I could use the other offer in salary negotiations.....???
Sure you can tell them, and you will be out of the running.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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It's none of their business. You owe a prospective employer NOTHING.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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... HR rep said that they move pretty fast in their decision making ... Do I tell company B about my offer to get them to move faster or to make myself look more "attractive."
I recommend against telling company B anything concerning company A. I think the chances of speeding their process is unlikely (they will take the time they deem necessary regardless what you tell them, assuming they are professional). If the hiring personnel were your friends or acquaintances it might be different.
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