I tell a company I am interviewing with that I have another job
by Jody Dugan, CEO/ President at Dugan Staffing Solutions, Inc. (DSS)
a restaurant or retail manager interviewing and seeking career
opportunities, you will most likely encounter crucial decision-making
situations. For instance, you may find yourself in a position where
you are interviewing with multiple companies and have received an
offer from one of them. So, do you tell an interviewer that you have
another job offer? This question is like a double-edged sword
because it could make or break the deal.
is imperative that you keep the lines of communication open with your
recruiter. He/she is not only your lifeline, but your filter.
Informing your recruiter of any job offers will allow him/her to give
you their professional input as to how to handle the situation. If
you don't work with a recruiting agency, I would strongly recommend
you couple with one now (I happen to know of a honest placement firm
with an outstanding reputation).
recruiter will assess your predicament and provide feedback on an
individual basis. One circumstance
can have an array of outcomes,
dependent upon variables. What works for one candidate/client
combination may not work for another. Your recruiter will know all
of his/ her clients well enough to provide you with an educated
answer so that you can make an informed decision.
the other hand, if you already set up this interview before
contacting Dugan Staffing Solutions (DSS) or your recruiter is
nowhere to be found (which would never happen at DSS), you will have
to make this decision solo. A safe answer would be that, if you’re
an exemplary candidate and are confident that you would be an asset
to their company, they may expedite the process because they don't
want to lose out on the cream of the crop.
if you are a great manager, but don't outshine others in the
industry, they may encourage you to pursue the opportunity presented.
so many variables, there is not objective answer to this question,
but the key is to remain true to yourself, and utilize your recruiter
as a guide. After all, your recruiter does work with your
interviewers on an ongoing basis.