Tell recruiter / hiring manager about other interviews?

Juniper aXWr08
Feb 2, 2018 11 Comments

Should you tell the recruiter or hiring manager you’re interviewing at other places if they ask at the on site interview? Is there a benefit one way or the other?

Is it okay to say yes, but not share the name of the company?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Netflix KGSo38
    Be transparent. If anything, it forces companies to move quickly in terms of setting up your onsite, getting you a decision etc. It can help in the close as well. It shows you're in demand but be honest about everything
    Feb 2, 2018 2
    • Juniper aXWr08
      OP
      Should you name the company? Or just say you are interviewing?
      Feb 3, 2018
    • Rackspace / Eng Nensjxnakd
      I chose not to reveal to competing recruiter, but did explain I am actively working with several opportunities. When asked which... Instead referred to it as, a “company in XX industry”. I think it has helped move the process along, by revealing I am entertaining multiple opportunities. First round was a speed round offsite, second round is in office and they wanted to do it next day. Each company is moving much quicker than expected with nearly same day turn around on feedback, schedule for next step. I would definitely not lie tho. At the end of the day, the external recruiter is working for you, at least 50%.
      Feb 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Ops Oh hey!
    Yes to transparency!
    Feb 2, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt ElleAte
    You are negotiating during the entire process. Use whatever information you have in whatever way you like to negotiate effectively. If sharing that you have other interviews in process is good for you then do it.
    Feb 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Ops Oh hey!
    It only gets messy when you try to play companies against eachother. There’s an art to negotiation and you have to have the timing down accurately and be highly sought by both (or multiple!)
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • Juniper aXWr08
      OP
      Do you have any tips on what to do for this?
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Amazon Rubik’s
    Yes also share the name of the recruiters and your PIN number
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft jdfw70
    Play the game the way it benefits you. Some I tell some I don’t tell at this moment. Some companies I slow down the process so I can align everyone to my schedule and what will benefit me the most.
    Feb 3, 2018 0
  • CareerBuilder hdTI13
    Yes, be transparent. If you want to turn the screws, tell them who it is (if it's a company like FB or whatever)
    Feb 3, 2018 0
  • Cisco Lowlow
    I would say no as they become aggressive and dont give much time to sign the offer letter
    Feb 3, 2018 0