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This is a discussion on Should I speak of another offer during an interview??? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... So I have received an offer from a prestigious hospital in S. California. Recently I have been...by michelichka914 May 6, '12So I have received an offer from a prestigious hospital in S. California. Recently I have been called to come in and interview for another prestigious hospital in N. California, where I am currently living and hope to stay...
My question is this- should I bring up offer #1 during the interview??? Would it help me or go against me?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!
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- May 6, '12 by MN-NurseCan't see how it would help.
- May 6, '12 by luvmyhubbybunchesNo, cause I can promise you that they really don't care! I am sure that they have plenty more in line for that same position.
- May 6, '12 by BlueDevil,DNPNo, keep your cards close to your vest. Use that to your advantage, not theirs.
- May 6, '12 by caliotter3I would think it would most likely cause them to write you off their list without a second thought. I would keep the information to myself. Take action about any job offers after the dust has settled.
- May 7, '12 by not.done.yetNope. Do not bring it up.
- May 7, '12 by IEDaveBad idea to bring it up - voice of experience on this one. I've blown several interviews by doing this; far, far better to keep offer #1 in your hip pocket just in case #2 won't play.
- May 7, '12 by sauconyrunnerDon't bring it up. The only time I do bring that up is if I am waiting a long time (not one week) for them to get back to me. Then i call HR (not the unit) and tell them. "I really hate to bother you...I have another offer pending and they are asking for an answer. I would much prefer to work at your hospital, so I am hoping to find out what my status is. This allows you to keep the offer as an ace in the hole, without offending anyone.
- May 7, '12 by snazzy-jazzyI wouldn't, I kind of like to get the feel that the institution I'm applying for currently is the ONLY one I want, so I wouldn't bring up another offer personally. I'm applying for a few places at the moment, and at the last place of interview I was asked why I hadn't applied for a Midwifery position anywhere???? I answered with having more of a pull towards medical nursing, however, I did wonder how they knew I hadn't applied for a Midwifery position or were they just trying to find out where my passion was?
- May 7, '12 by OCNRN63i wouldn't do it. they may write you off. then if the interview with the other hospital doesn't work out, you're stuck with nothing.