James Clarks wrote:
If you are a little unsure about anything in the interview, then you can mildly just pick your nose (right nostril) and say nothing
James Clarks wrote:Most likely attempting to measure the interest of other employers to see if you are worthy or a good candidate. So, in theory, if the company likes you AND you are tending others job offers, then they will be more confident in you and maybe extend an offer to you. If they are unsure about you and you have NO offers, they they may not extend an offer to you. It's a cooky theory and has a bunch of flaws.
It is best not to share any information about other prospective employers or job offers.
Henry Wong wrote:
Haven't been to tons of interviews... but I can't imagine that I would be insulted, or feel that I need to hide such information. What is wrong with telling the truth?
If anything, this is dangerous on the interviewer's part. If it is seen as trying to make the lowest possible offer, it can insult the candidate (to either not accept, or leave for a better offer in a few months).
srishal singh wrote:
The interviewr is trying to gain information and he benefits both ways (if you answer honestly).
if you say you dont have any offer then he knows that he has no competetion and probably will low-ball the offer.
if you say I have offers he may ask further questions specific to the offers which is again unwanted situation bcos he is gaining information again on how much you are worth.
If he knows how much you are offered then obviously that is the maximum limit or upper range for his offer.
In a negotiation scenario giving too much info about you is not desirable.
I hope this makes it clear.
It's a cooky theory and has a bunch of flaws.
i.e. most likely looking for shortcuts and/or is unsure about their own interview process, e.g. quality, comprehensiveness, etc.
srishal singh wrote:
Your second point assumes that employee is in demand however it may not be always true(remember recent recession).
Last point is true. Unfortunately most managers /decision makers I came across believe the last assumption(ie people == commodity and are interchangeable).
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