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Bill Branstetter
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Director of Recruiting, 9th Way Insignia

Imagine this scenario: You receive an offer from one company, but you are hoping for an offer from another company next week. What's the best way to navigate that situation? Should you tell company #1 that you are waiting on another offer?

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Eli Peraza
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I honestly believe in the gut feeling and my gut feeling always tell me to choose a path you love. Money is not the answer, is your happiness and what you will be giving back to the employer. Consider your time precious and valuable, a wasted time in a career you don’t have feelings for it’s a waste of your lifetime

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Alan Dike
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I've had exactly 3 interviews in my life where I've not gotten an offer. I've lived through this situation a few times. I'm upfront and honest about it. Conversation usually goes a little bit like this Them - "Alan, it was great interviewing you today, thank you for coming in. I'm not saying this officially, but are you waiting on any other offers or have you interviewed with anyone else?" Me - Yeah, I had an interview a couple days ago I'm expecting an offer from very soon, and one tomorrow as well that based on the job description I expect an offer from. Them - oh, well if we get you a job offer today, how long will you need to decide? Me - I'd like a couple days to consider it, and compare it to any offers that come in over the next day or so. It's Wednesday, so I'd like to have at least until Friday to accept, assuming we are able to come to agreeable terms.

Them - ok.. we'll try to have something out tonight, and we'll let you know.. wink.

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Alexander Montoya
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@Bill Branstetter For me it would be if I’m employed or not. If I’m employed I won’t have to act with a sense of urgency and I would be able to play that game.

I actually went to an interview yesterday and they offered me the position, but I told them I’ll think about because of their 2 year employment contract they want me to sign. I told them I don’t sign employment contracts agreeing to work X amount of years. But all in all I feel the best strategy is to demonstrate value in yourself by not showing you’re to desperate for a job.

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Armani Colón
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@Bill Branstetter Hello Bill, I highly recommend NOT letting potential employers know about multiple job offers, none of their business and could negatively affect your job offer. As the old saying goes, never show your full hand, that’s your advantage 👍🏼

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Benke
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Accept the first offer. Second offer is not guaranteed. If you start the first job and then the second job offer comes in, then you have a choice, AND leverage. You can negotiate a higher salary.

I’ve worked with many people who started a job and days or a week later they resigned for a better offer. It happens. Companies deal with it. Companies also usually have a second choice person - they go to the next person on their list.

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Kelly Campbell
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Dude I would love one offer right now at this point.

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Carmen Harris
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I had 2 job offers at the same time. One paid WAY more money, but I had to drive 1 hr one way. The other job is right in my back door, so to speak, and I am off every Sunday. I decided an extra 2 hrs a day was not worth the money. So, I agree with Eli. I think I will much happier at the job with less pay.

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Steward Pacheco
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Never! Ever! Tell A Company "I'm Waiting For Another Offer" Ever Hear Of "A Bird In The Hand?"

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Joy Finley
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Yes

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Joy Finley
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Yes

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