Balancing multiple interview processes

Wayfair / Data bi78
Mar 13 10 Comments

What's the best way to handle multiple interviews?

I'm in the middle of the interview cycle for Amazon, Spotify, Wayfair, KAGR, and Raytheon.

I can probably schedule all in-persons for thr same week, but what if the first one comes back immediately with an offer? I don't think I can expect them to wait?

How can I tactfully say "I'm really excited about this offer, but want to make sure I consider all options carefully so I make the right choice for me?"

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  • Verizon Media sxSG85
    They have to and should wait. Any company worth their salt will wait( assuming you’re not going to drag them unnecessarily)
    I am currently doing that with atleast 2 of the companies you mention and have been clear with them from the beginning. They’re alright with me waiting for other results before moving forward. Relax and focus on the interviews
    Mar 13 1
    • Wayfair / Data bi78
      OP
      Thanks - I've been upfront about it for all except wayfair since I'm currently an employee there and dont really want them to know I'm looking elsewhere.
      Mar 13
  • OpenTable / Eng blackjax
    Make them all aware you are actively interviewing and expecting offers. It tends to move the process fastee
    Mar 13 1
    • Wayfair / Data bi78
      OP
      Thanks, I have been pretty upfront about it with all companies except wayfair since I'm a current employee (dont really want them to know I'm looking elsewhere as well).
      Mar 13
  • Wayfair WNEm45
    I am always upfront with recruiters. Some HR are really pushy. Just respectfully decline to respond by the time bomb date and state that you need to wait to finish other interviews. BTW I would try to schedule worst to best to get practice.
    Mar 13 0
  • FactSet
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    Bridgewater Associates
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    Literally post what you said in quotes. Of course also tell them about your other interviews and deadlines. If they pigeonhole you into making a drastic decision fast, they are definitely not worth it (red flag).
    Mar 13 3
    • Wayfair / Data bi78
      OP
      Thanks - one difficult thing is that the interviews for Wayfair are for an internal transfer to a more senior team - any thoughts about how to deal with that? Should I tell them I'm looking externally too?
      Mar 13
    • FactSet
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      No, don’t mention your external search to wayfair. That’s like telling your manager “hey yeah i might bounce, sry”
      Mar 13
    • OpenTable / Eng blackjax
      Yeah don t mention that internally
      Mar 13
  • Juniper / Eng sixpack
    Why don’t you postpone or stop proceeding with your internal transfer for now? That will always be on the table.
    Mar 13 0