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Are you applying for any other jobs?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if they will need to compete with other companies when it comes to hiring you. It always puts a little bit of fire under the hiring manager if they are aware that you are actively looking for a new position. Tell the interviewer about your search so far without disclosing every single detail.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am keeping an eye out for viable positions. Although I am not in the final stages with any other company, I am actively seeking a new position."

Admin
Answer example

"I am in the process of exploring opportunities at companies that appeal to me; however, I am choosy about where my applications go. I am very excited about this particular opportunity and look forward to the next round of interviews."

Manager
Answer example

"I have been passively seeking a new role for the past few weeks. I am putting feelers out there, but it needs to be a position where I can see a long-term fit, like this one!"

Marketing
Answer example

"I am applying to other jobs, and am actively interviewing. I do have a strong interest in your role and am wondering what your timeline looks like for the next round of interviews?"

Retail
Answer example

"I have put out a few application the past couple of days and expect to be getting some calls in the next day or so. There are a lot of retail opportunities open this time of year."

Sales
Answer example

"It's safe to say that it's a candidate's market right now, with so many available opportunities. With that said, I am only applying to the best roles with companies with which I can grow. I look forward to further discussing your opportunity here at Company ABC."

Teacher
Answer example

"I have not applied to any other roles at this time but will be taking a closer look at other openings in the next few days. When I heard there was a position open with your district I had to jump on the opportunity to apply!"

Law Enforcement
Answer example

"I am keeping an eye out for viable positions. Although I am not in final stages with any other company, I am actively seeking a new position."

Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Answer example

"I am actively seeking a new position; however, your organization is my top choice. I like that your company puts their employees and safety at the forefront of everything you do. If offered a position here, I would be thrilled."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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