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Waiting to get an Offer

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Data Engineer at Financial Company7 months ago

I've just completed my onsite with a big tech company. The recruiter told me I can expect to hear back by the end of the week. We had a call where she asked me about any other offers I have and timelines. In this dynamic, does having other offers or at least telling the recruiter I have other offers make it more likely I will get an offer? Should I tell the recruiter I have other offers? I told the recruiter that I can wait till the end of the week but am expecting other offers next week.

Should I try and communicate urgency toward getting an offer sooner rather than later?

And to generalize this question, is there anything else I should do while waiting?



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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    7 months ago

    I don't think having other offers makes it more likely that you'll get the offer, but it does help you with negotiation.

    This is an example of where I recommend candidates to keep it vague and not reveal extra information. The general rule is that you should reveal additional info only when the company has confirmed that they're giving you an offer (ideally in writing).

    So in this case, I'd say something like this:

    I'm exploring a few other opportunities, but nothing concrete to share at this time

    I like this since it could pretty much mean anything šŸ˜‚ like, it could mean you have several other offers already, or you are about to apply to other roles. When you get the offer from the company, then you can show your hand.

    I just answered this related question about "Actual offer taking too long after verbal confirmation", which might be applicable here.