I've been wondering about an experience I had when interviewing for a new job. Before the final technical interview (a.k.a. no certainty of an offer yet) the recruiter brought up salary expectations and asked if I anticipated getting a counteroffer from my current company. It seemed odd considering that earlier, the recruiter had mentioned any offer would be significantly higher than my current salary. But I assumed it was just a standard question for all of their applicants.
Based on the answers to basically any question here about counteroffers, even if my company did counter, I shouldn't accept -- I assume a recruiter would know this too, so why would they be interested in this? Would my answer have affected their offer, or how seriously they might take my interest?
(This was an in-house recruiter for the company that I was interviewing with, not a third-party headhunter.)