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What would be the most professional response in this situation?

I have been interviewing with several companies and was recently offered a position. How do I inform this company that I am interested but I have other interviews lined up, without have that company retract the offer?

Asked By: Steve Musser - 1/7/2009
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Professional response my ass--in this job market, don't wait TOO long. If this job has the $$, duties, challenge, and location you want, bag the other stuff. But yes, you can ask for a couple (but not more) of days to consider it (esp. if the salary's not too hot). You can also ask for the opportunity to see the... More
Answered By: odzookers - 1/7/2009
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Well, thats tough. You can tell them that you would like a few days to consider it, but if you tell them you have other interviews lined up, the company may feel like you are not truly interested in working for them, and that if you did work for them, you might not stick around, so they would probably withdraw the... More
Answered By: Mr. Goodkat - 1/7/2009
 
you DON'T.......... never, never tell a company that you may want to work at a different company.. that will make them think that you are not going to work there and they will find someone that does..
Answered By: LadyCatherine - 1/7/2009
 
Just be honest with them and tell them you need another week or two while you are having other interviews. But be sure they know you are interested in their offer.
Answered By: Big Woof - 1/7/2009
 
If you really want to make a change, and you want this position, then accept it before it goes away. If you wait to interview elsewhere, there are no guarantees of any offers. Its not being too smart to say no to any offer in this economy.
Answered By: Norton - 1/7/2009
 
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