I have been applying for jobs for the summer and after a long period of inactivity many are calling me back all at once. It's slightly stressful and I'm worried I will take a job only to get an offer from a one I would have preferred. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening? I don't want to become overly sceptical just because I'm doing multiple interviews with different companies in a week: for example when I was called to schedule an interview two different people called me, normally I would not think much of this but I find presently I'm becoming hyper vigilant and take this as a sign they are disorganized.
Also I'm concerned that at time I may say I'm available for an interview may be taken up by another company before the first gets back. For example if I say I am available 9-5 with company Apples and tell the same to company Oranges, what if they pick overlapping times?