Had an interview the other day. While we were talking about the recruitment process, I just mentioned in passing that I was involved in one other recruitment process as well. I was just making conversation and trying to be genuine, since the timing of the two processes is of relevance to both me and the two companies.
However, I dunno if I'm overthinking things, but I thing I noticed some ... I dunno, nervous or odd inquiry into this other job posting? The two guys I was being interviewed by starting asking questions like "is the job similar to ours?, "which one would you rather want"?. I wasn't prepared for these questions at all, I thought their response would just be "well, yeah that makes sense", and then we'd carry on.
Did I mess up? I really was just making conversation and speaking from the heart, but in hindsight, I think I should've kept my mouth shut, for two reasons:
- Firstly, it may sound like me saying "you better hurry up and hire me, otherwise somebody else might take me". That's not what I was saying at all, I was just trying to make conversation because I'm a blabbermouth.
- It might suggest that their job isn't my first/only priority since I'm looking elsewhere. Which is silly, since of course I'm not betting my future on landing only their job ... if I don't get it, my job search might be postponed by weeks/months, so of course I'm searching for multiple postings ... but some companies might take this as a sign that I'm not invested enough in them.
Am I overthinking things, or did I mess up?