I interviewed with a company I'm really interested in.
All went well, I really liked the team, and the recruiter just called with the standard questions to prepare an offer letter - yay!
On the other hand the timing caught me a bit by surprise.
I'm in the final stage of the interview process with few other companies (I already scheduled two onsite interviews for early January) and I'd like to give these other companies a fair shot, as they already invested a fair amount of time in interviewing me. Also, I'd like to give my current employer a chance to match or exceed the offer.
I'd like to ask them some time to sort things out but nothing ain't going to work in a reasonable time frame since everyone is closing down for the holiday season.
- What are my best options for stalling without annoying them?
- What could have I said to the recruiter to explain the situation and buy more time? It won't help me but could help other people... next year
I haven't received an offer yet. I wonder if my best option is to ask them to delay the preparation of the letter until Jan, so that the clock won't start ticking until then.