Linked Questions

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Answering “are you close to getting an offer elsewhere so we can expedite our decision” when interviewing? [duplicate]

A friend of mine is currently in the process of seeking a job. After a seemingly successful interview, they got an email from HR, that - in condensed form - seemed to be: Your last interview ...
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4answers
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Asked if I had any job offers in interview [duplicate]

I had an interview where they asked if I was actively interviewing with other companies. I told them yes. They then asked if I had any job offers that were pending or expiring. I flat out side no, but ...
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3answers
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Why is recruiter asking for names of companies I am currently interviewing with? [duplicate]

I'm talking to a recruiter from a big IT company and in the last email she asked me to provide names of other companies that I'm interviewing with, as well as their location. What is the purpose of ...
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2answers
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What's the purpose of asking about other interviews, and what should I reply? [duplicate]

Sometimes recruiters will ask me about other interviews, and as the process continues, will ask for updates on those other interviews. For what purpose do they want this information? Is there a "...
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3answers
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Why recruitment agents keep asking if I have any other interviews planned [duplicate]

I recently started looking for my next move, not all but most recruitment agents ask if I have any interviews lined up. I don't understand why they ask and how it's relevant to them ? When I ask ...
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Are you applying to other places as well? [duplicate]

I'm not entirely satisfied with my current employer, but for some reasons not in the position to search actively. I still apply to some interesting positions from time to time and get invited to the ...
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5answers
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How to answer “are you interviewing anywhere else?” during an interview

Let's suppose we are in an advanced stage of the recruiting process of a company and this question pops up. I wanted to point out the nuance of being an startup since who is interviewing is not an HR ...
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10answers
11k views

How do I answer “How did I do?” questions in phone interviews?

I interview candidates for a technical development position pretty regularly. As an optimization to our interview process - we have a 20 minute phone interview step before we invite candidates to an ...
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5answers
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If asked, should I say that I have interviews in the next few days [closed]

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 ...
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5answers
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Why would a company remain confidential before an interview?

I recently got a call from a recruiter who said that he was trying to find a good fit for a company's open position. The recruiter asked me some questions about what I am looking for but said that ...
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4answers
4k views

Should I tell the recruiter everything?

I'm a recent graduate in CS living in Germany. I posted my CV on Monster in PDF format. Now I'm getting a lot of calls from recruiters, most of them in the UK. They tend to ask a lot of questions ...
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5answers
753 views

Is it ethical for a future employer to insist on knowing my other employment opportunities?

A future employer insists on knowing what other opportunities I am considering. Is this an ethical practice? Am I obliged to tell them?
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Using “offered a promotion I don't want” as a selling point in looking for my next job

I've been offered a promotion that, for a large number of reasons, I have no interest in taking. I had actually already decided to leave my current company, and my rejection really only accelerates my ...
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3answers
544 views

Should I update my recruiter on my other opportunities?

I am applying for positions in a country to which I am moving to soon and one of the positions I am excited about has gotten to the stage where they would have extended me an offer but they have a ...
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4answers
495 views

How can I show enthusiasm during the job interview?

I got a feedback after the job interview I attended recently, and one of the reasons to reject my application was apparently I didn't show enough enthusiasm. I was pretty enthusiastic about the role (...

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