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I’m in a personally rare situation in my job hunt where I have multiple positive interviews occurring, for 3-4 companies that all seem quite interesting. I've got one official offer, through a company I’ve been talking to for multiple months, and the others in their final stages where I’m still hoping for offers. Ideally I’d like to finish all 3 remaining interview processes and make an informed decision based on that. There are no guarantees of any more offers of course.
- How can I effectively defer/time the interview processes to allow for this? The single offer does not know I'm interviewing elsewhere, but it could be useful to negotiate salary still, as that needs to be discussed. I’ve asked for time to review the papers on that one, as I don't want to start final negotiations on something I can’t commit to immediately. The potential start date is also rapidly approaching.
- If any other offers occur from the positive interviews, I’ll end up negotiating and choosing one. Is it reasonable to pass on the others, but express interest if opportunity presented itself again in the future? Or generally would I just thank them, and potentially reapply at a future time and start over from scratch?