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Old 07-08-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I have been interviewing for several positions since I've been laid off. I received one offer late last week, but I already had an interview set up for tomorrow.

Should I find a way to let the interviewers or recruiter know that I have another offer? I have to respond to it by noon on Tuesday. I'm really not sure the best way to do this, because this opportunity I am interviewing for tomorrow is something I'm very interested in but I don't want to turn them off or make them feel like I'm not interested since I already have an offer.

Any help or advice would be great.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: USA
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NO.

Make decisions that benefit you.

Companies are not an authority figure.

You can accept the job and still wait for the other job.

If the other job makes you an offer and you want that one, accept it, and tell the first one
you changed your mind. You don't owe them very much beyond a no.

You don't have to explain you got a better offer, more money, etc. If you do that, they will think
you are trying to play companies against each other and get more money from them.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Personally I would let them know after the interview. I would tell them I was very interested in the position, but that you have another offer on the table and see what they say.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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You should attack every interview like you want that job. You had an offer last week, but have you accepted? If you should get another offer you are in a position to pick and choose, and ask for more money. If you already accepted, then you will burn bridges by going back on your word, I'd suggest canceling the interview and letting someone else have a chance.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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To be clear, I have been interviewing for this position I have an in person interview with since before I got the other offer. The offer I had, I was contacted by them one afternoon, interviewed and got the offer the next day. I have not accepted, but plan to on Tuesday if I hear nothing else.

In all honesty, this interview tomorrow is the job that I really want. Considering the circumstances and connections I have to people in that organization, I know for a fact that I am the only person they are interviewing seriously for the position as it is a situation of they have someone in the position currently that is not working out. I have the exact experience they are looking for and the referrals/references to back it up.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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I agree with everyone else.

Don't tell them anything you don't have to until they actually offer you a job.

Don't ask, don't tell.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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If you told us you had another offer we would be done with you. Our hiring process is not that fast, so we would expect you to taske the job you were offered and we wouldn't waste anymore time with you.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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I agree with everyone else.

Don't tell them anything you don't have to until they actually offer you a job.

Don't ask, don't tell.


Exactly...because....that company isn't going to tell her if THEY are looking at other candidates, either.

Everyone is looking for the best deal.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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If you told us you had another offer we would be done with you. Our hiring process is not that fast, so we would expect you to taske the job you were offered and we wouldn't waste anymore time with you.

If you found someone better, you'd cut her loose in a heartbeat. There are no job contracts.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Lightbulb huh?????

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Originally Posted by manderly6 View Post
Personally I would let them know after the interview. I would tell them I was very interested in the position, but that you have another offer on the table and see what they say.
Know what they are going to say after they are threatened with 'having another offer'...'GOOD LUCK TO YA...' This is very bad advise...say nothing and play both hands...balls in your court.
Koale
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