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Sticky situation?


Greetings.... So, I have a situation currently that I have never experienced before. I am actively seeking a new job (non-bedside, leadership type positions) and have been fortunate enough to be invited to interview for two that I applied for. However, they are both at the same hospital and will likely occur in the same week. I realize this may be no big deal, but I feel kind of obligated to mention the other interview at some point.... or is that a bad idea?

I don't want to come across as being deceiving and I really would enjoy either job. But I also don't want to come across as "I'll take which ever job you want to give me" either.


I wish I could help you but there's no way to know which is best.

From my own experience, I'd say to disclose the other offer to each interviewer.

They might know anyway because HR might have told them, if HR was involved

in setting up these interviews.

Best wishes.


Specializes in PICU. Has 13 years experience.

I don't see any need to mention you are interviewing for multiple positions. They are interviewing multiple other candidates and do not need to tell you about the other candidates.

Why do you feel the need to tell that you are interviewing for more than one position? I don't see it as deceiving because you are in the interview stage. You may realize in the interview that you like one more than the other, or maybe you will like both or neither.

Letting the interviewers know you have applied to other positions is not a way to highlight your strengths, reasons for wanting a different job, or highlights your skills. Think about it. Try it out loud in the privacy of your home, tit even sounds funny. There is not point in an interview where this shows why you are the best candidate for the job.

The only reason I would bring it up is if you are asked directly, i.e I heard you also have applied for position B, tell me about it.

Trust me, they already know and they don't care. I once interviewed with 3 managers from three different units back to back.