Interviewers asked me about other job interviews... - page 2

by Despareux 6,371 Views | 19 Comments

Near the end of my interview, I was asked if I have had other interviews or any lined up. I told them that I have been to two interviews and I am waiting for a response. Then they asked me where and I told them. Why would they... Read More


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    Well, I've already written the thank you notes and sent them--less than 24 hours after the interview, but I did not express that their organization was my first choice. I did tell them I am looking forward to hearing their hiring decision.

    The nurse manager that asked me about other interviews; she and I seemed to connect. She was very responsive to me and seemed interested in me. I liked her; she seemed very easy to talk to. The other two women did not seem all that interested in me, but who knows, really.
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    We never know how our choices will pan out, but you have two options right now... you could send an email or note saying that you'd like to clarify that you had other interviews, but you're hoping to hear from them... this might be overkill, and could seem pushy. You could also do nothing for the time being... but you'd not be communicating an important detail: that you really want THIS job.

    Assuming that you really want this job....my advice is to hold tight for a week or two. If you do get an offer from one of the other interviewers, you can then go back to this employer, say that you are anxious to know if you're being considered, ask when you'll hear of their decision. Tell them (they already asked about other prospects) that you got an offer but are really hoping to work at this facility, but you won't start a job then abruptly quit because of a better offer. This also shows them you will do the same for them.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from Patti_RN

    Assuming that you really want this job....my advice is to hold tight for a week or two. If you do get an offer from one of the other interviewers, you can then go back to this employer, say that you are anxious to know if you're being considered, ask when you'll hear of their decision. Tell them (they already asked about other prospects) that you got an offer but are really hoping to work at this facility, but you won't start a job then abruptly quit because of a better offer. This also shows them you will do the same for them.

    Good luck!
    Yes, I like that advice. Thanks. I will do that.
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    Quote from Patti_RN
    We never know how our choices will pan out, but you have two options right now... you could send an email or note saying that you'd like to clarify that you had other interviews, but you're hoping to hear from them... this might be overkill, and could seem pushy. You could also do nothing for the time being... but you'd not be communicating an important detail: that you really want THIS job. Assuming that you really want this job....my advice is to hold tight for a week or two. If you do get an offer from one of the other interviewers, you can then go back to this employer, say that you are anxious to know if you're being considered, ask when you'll hear of their decision. Tell them (they already asked about other prospects) that you got an offer but are really hoping to work at this facility, but you won't start a job then abruptly quit because of a better offer. This also shows them you will do the same for them.Good luck!
    I don't think that lying is the best idea to land a job.
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    Quote from One2gofst
    I don't think that lying is the best idea to land a job.
    What's the lie? Patti_RN said

    If you do get an offer from one of the other interviewers
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    My apologies. I did not register that part of the post.
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    I've been asked that question several times. I always tell the truth whether I've had 4 interviews or am only interviewing at one place. I work in long term care as a director of nursing. There aren't that many people who want ( or can do ) that job. So, there are usually more jobs than directors. It never hurts to let them know that more than one employer is interested in you. But then I've been a nurse since dinosaurs roamed the earth and wouldn't have done this as a new grad.
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    Always answer yes. Never tell the other facilities you are interviewing with, especially if you are in a small town.
    Also, I would never state the product of the last interview; whether I was in limbo or had an offer at hand. At the end of the day, if you are good at your job the company will bid for your service.
    I always tell individuals & companies, the world is in a recession; I am not. Therefore, great help will always be needed! A business has one of two options: I can opt for a candidate who is average and risk spending more money later. OR. I can pay for the services I want to receive and avoid headache now...Your choice.
    I've worked in the corporate sector of healthcare for many years prior to nursing. Therefore, I walked away with a savvy business sense!
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    Quote from justin.j
    Before going back to school for nursing, I worked in HR and was part of a recruiting team. Some of the other folks in my department would ask that question, make a note of it, and then unfortunately try to give a low ball offer to the applicants who said they had no other interviews or opportunities. If the applicant came back to the negotiating table stating that they had a better offer and wanted us to match, the recruiter would promptly call to their attention the fact that they said they had no other offers during their interview with our company. (Now can you see why I needed to get out of that office?) As to whether or not that's what your folks were doing, I'm not too sure. If the hospital has a fixed pay scale, it seems unlikely. I'd like to think that these are good people and want an idea of how long they have to push your application through the proper channels before they can move forward with you. If you have other interviews, they'll know they have less time to snag you before someone else makes you an offer.

    Also, generally speaking unless you know a question is illegal, it's usually never in your best interest to refuse to answer. All you can do is give an honest answer and let them take it away from there. Good luck to you!
    If a person does not have further interviews lined up, does that make him or her look uninterested in the specialty and/or the employer?

    Couldn't someone honestly answer "no" at the interview but line up another one at a different company & get an offer from another company after it?
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    I had this question at my very first nursing interview as a new grad. I had two hospital contact me the same week, set up interviews at both and at the first interview they asked if I had more interviews lined up, I answered yes and they hired me on the spot.


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