While reading the question Does interviewee demand influence employment attractiveness?, I was wondering what could be a good response to:
Do you have other scheduled interviews?
(if asked during an interview).
I have been asked this once but at that point I had no other opportunities. So I answered a basic
No, not at this time.
I assume that if I currently have other scheduled interviews, I shouldn't show too many interest in the others as it could show that I am not really interested in the current one. But denigrating the others could show a bad side of me.
Or I could just lie that I have no other interview scheduled?
In the linked question's case, in the extreme case with two people:
Candidate A: Tells you this is the first interview they've had for a while and have no others booked. Candidate B: You hear from your source that this person is receiving lots of interest, but they don't mention it themselves.
I accepted Patricia's answer but the one with no other interview would also scare me a bit as
Why is no one interested in him?
How should I answer this question? Does admitting that I have no other interviews harm my chances?
Edit: I never thought of lying, but it is still a potential answer so I included that option here.