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How to strategically schedule 2nd round interviews?

Anonymous A asked on Mar 08, 2019 - 1 answer

Hi,

I'm currently in between several 1st round interviews and scheduled my first 2nd round interview. In case I will secure more 2nd round interviews, I would like to schedule these strategically for the scenario of receiving multiple offers. Therefore I have a few questions:

1. How accepted/normal is it to ask for some time to take an offer into consideration? Or could this be interpreted as not truely being interested in the firm?

2. How many days/weeks would seem reasonable to ask? Or should I ask the HR manager to name a deadline for desicion?

3. Is it smart to mention the true reason why you need to take it into consideration? (i.e. other upcoming 2nd rounds)

Best, L.

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Hi,

1) It's OK if you are an MBA student (who obviously has a lot of choices). Otherwise, it may indicate a lack of motivation. So I would hesitate to ask more than a couple of days.

2) see 1. Ask for a deadline

3) Nope (lack of motivation)

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