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Running multiple interview processes

Lorenzo

Hi all,

I read of someone suggesting to let the company know you are running interviews with other firms, even let them know you already have another offer because this could speed up the process.

Suppose you have an offer from company X, how would you answer company Y asking "why Y if you have already secured an offer from a competitor?"

Thanks,
Lorenzo

Sidi replied on 05/25/2018
McKinsey Engagement Manager & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 35+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi Lorenzo,

the reason is that you are a thoughtful person who makes informed decisions from a solid base of information and facts. The main purpose of interviews for you is to learn about the firms you are applying to and to do your due dilligence on whether a given firm provides the best fit with your goals and objectives. Not doing anymore interviews after receiving an offer would not be a very smart approach.

That's it! And this is what I would tell the interviewer. It demnonstrates that you compile all necessary facts before rushing to a conclusion.

Cheers, Sidi

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