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If you have a pending offer, it is appropriate to mention that in the interview, and ask about their timeline. If they are very impressed with you, this allows them to speed up their process and perhaps get a competing offer to you. If you are just another option, they will likely not change their process, knowing they will lose you to another offer. If ...


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“Would a pending offer make another employer less interested?” This seems very unlikely. I’ve even had potential employers ask me about other prospects. It helps them get a sense of how quickly they should be expected to move you through the process, should they decide to proceed. For hiring managers, this is an incredibly common ocurrence and it’s unlikely ...


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You shouldn't tell company B about company A if you wish to go through B's hiring process. B. would most likely just pass on you if you told them about the offer before you even pass B's hiring process. That said, if company B has told you their pay range/minimum and it's more than 10% below what company A. is offering there's probably no point going ahead ...


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is it in my best interests to inform company B that I have received an offer from another company, Yes it is. If the recruiter has asked you to let them know about an offer, there is the possibility that they may accelerate your interview process and present you with an offer depending on how desirable of a candidate you are and their need to fill the ...


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Tell the backup company you need ten days to take care of personal business before you can give them an answer. It depends on the industry and level, but for professional jobs this is normal enough that if they cannot accommodate you then you have probably dodged a bullet.


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The hiring process is like anything else, it is mostly self centered. How they react to such information will vary greatly even with the same person at the same company on a different day. There is no reason to reveal why you are looking for an abbreviated hiring schedule, so you shouldn't. Next time try something like this: "How long does it take to ...


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You should not volunteer any information that can put you at a disadvantage. With plethora of candidates these days, telling B that you have an offer most likely will terminate your hiring process with them If both companies are nice destination for you, you should pursue then both. Hiring process is not an offer of employment and you cannot be certain it ...


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You shouldn't say "Why are you desperate to hire me?" but it seems like you could ask more indirect questions. There are a few scenarios for a company being desperate to hire: maybe a lot of people are leaving, they have a lot of new projects coming up/already started, or they have big expansion plans. Some good, some bad reasons. You could ask why ...


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Not necessarily a red flag. If they've recognized that you're more technically skilled than their interview team, they might feel there's no point in further interviews and they should just jump to the hiring process. This is a fairly good sign; if you have confidence that you're a fit for the position, you should also have confidence that the interviewers ...


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