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Old 23-09-2012, 11:21 AM
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Hi all, may I ask if say during an interview, the hr asks what other job offers do you currently have, what would be the best answer to give?
just be honest? see no need to lie in an interview

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Hi all, may I ask if say during an interview, the hr asks what other job offers do you currently have, what would be the best answer to give?
Always say no other offer and not considering other jobs. If you answer yes, the hr will trap you by saying so if another offer come which one you take up? You will be trap with no good answer

1. Depend who come back first - Not serious in job, just take up whatever comes along
2. Depend on pay / benefit - Money face
3. Depend on job scope / boss - So now that you hear us, you still not satisfy with us? You don't even know what you want?

Everyone knows its all about money, the hr know also, but they still ask this kind of question to trap candidates. I kana a few times before.

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Always say no other offer and not considering other jobs. If you answer yes, the hr will trap you by saying so if another offer come which one you take up? You will be trap with no good answer

1. Depend who come back first - Not serious in job, just take up whatever comes along
2. Depend on pay / benefit - Money face
3. Depend on job scope / boss - So now that you hear us, you still not satisfy with us? You don't even know what you want?

Everyone knows its all about money, the hr know also, but they still ask this kind of question to trap candidates. I kana a few times before.
Saying not considering other jobs at all is a sure-backfire answer if u r a fresh grad. cmon, fresh grad no exp, u only apply one job? hr will surely know u r lying thru ur teeth and ur integrity will be questioned. maybe only for experienced specialists can use this answer. even so, no one will oni apply one job, aiming for a single coy. shows how narrow-minded one is. i was asked this qn b4, i was honest and told them i had other offers, but backed it up saying i prob prefer the one im interviewing for and give a strong reason. With this, i told them to get back to me asap. And i got the job (a stat board) within 2 days

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Saying not considering other jobs at all is a sure-backfire answer if u r a fresh grad. cmon, fresh grad no exp, u only apply one job? hr will surely know u r lying thru ur teeth and ur integrity will be questioned. maybe only for experienced specialists can use this answer. even so, no one will oni apply one job, aiming for a single coy. shows how narrow-minded one is. i was asked this qn b4, i was honest and told them i had other offers, but backed it up saying i prob prefer the one im interviewing for and give a strong reason. With this, i told them to get back to me asap. And i got the job (a stat board) within 2 days
u are only lucky u can get the job. Or that statboard really desperate. Usually for my company we will take someone who says he has no other offer
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agree with lmaohaha. how can it be that's ure applying only for one job, especially when ure a fresh grad?

also believe that it is not all about money. many other considerations, ESPECIALLY for fresh grad from the Gen X or Gen Y era - job scope, interest, job fit, working environment and personal development count for a lot these days. Especially so when the jobs you're applying for don't differ that greatly in terms of pay. these are the differentiating factors then.
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Hiring the applicant who has no other offer - the applicant is either untruthful (most likely) or is wanted by no one else.

I would be interested to know which other offers are on the table for the prospective applicant to see how in demand he is (even if what he says could be untrue).
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u are only lucky u can get the job. Or that statboard really desperate. Usually for my company we will take someone who says he has no other offer
Sounds like your company is the one that's desperate. Candidate with no offer = less attractive since no companies fighting for him/her
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Sounds like your company is the one that's desperate. Candidate with no offer = less attractive since no companies fighting for him/her
the main point if the Candidate with no offer , then the company can offer him/her the minimum amt of salary .....etc...


of course this kind of company is f*** u*
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u are only lucky u can get the job. Or that statboard really desperate. Usually for my company we will take someone who says he has no other offer
U are doubting my credentials lol? I tink ur coy is prob the only one in the world that works this way. A true talent is always sought after by many coys. By saying u got no other job offers and only considering that coy shows how desperate one is. U basically just threw away your bargaining chips. Do u watch soccer? Wonder why so many clubs still go to great lengths to sign top players even when they know competition is going to be intense? Will a club back off just because this top player is holding on to other offers as well? Think hard, pal
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the main point if the Candidate with no offer , then the company can offer him/her the minimum amt of salary .....etc...


of course this kind of company is f*** u*

person who posted this qn was talking about civil sector jobs where budget is of the least concern here. smes perhaps think along such lines. anyway, the bottomline is just be honest. if u try to heighten ur value by saying u got other offers and they somehow managed to discover (rmb civil sector is quite well connected), then i think u can prepared to get blacklisted.
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