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Are you actively interviewing with other companies? Are you close to offer stage with anyone?

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer wants to gauge better if their hiring timeline fits with your current schedule. Your answer will determine if they continue to engage with you, based on their timing and needs.

If you are actively interviewing: "Yes, I am very active in my search and have had multiple invitations to interview. Currently, I am in the second interview stage with one company and third interview stage with another."

If you are not interviewing with other companies: "I just started my search, so I am not in final interviews with any other company. I am aggressively seeking, however."

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"Yes, I am very active in my search and have had multiple invitations to interview. Currently, I am in the second interview stage with one company and third interview stage with another."

Admin
Answer example

"I am currently exploring opportunities with other organizations or similar roles. At this time, I am not at the offer stage but will keep you apprised should that change."

Manager
Answer example

"I often have my eye on new opportunities, but at this time, your position was the only one that has genuinely caught my eye. Are you looking to find your candidate soon or is your timeline and interview process lengthy?"

Marketing
Answer example

"I am interviewing with a couple of other companies, but I am not yet in the offer stage. Could you share with me your timeline?"

Retail
Answer example

"I am incredibly choosy about my next move, and I value your organization head and shoulders above all others. Right now, you are the only company for which I have applied. I am not looking for a new position because I have to, but because I believe the time is right for me to expand my horizons, which aligned perfectly with this current opening."

Sales
Answer example

"I do have an interview on the books next week as a third, final round interview. I much prefer the sound of your role; however. If you and I can successfully progress over the next week or so I can certainly consider delaying an offer."

Teacher
Answer example

"At this time, I have two other schools who are engaging me in their process. With that said, I have been very clear with the interviewers to let them know that I am not looking to make a move until September. I am interested in each role for a unique reason and will not just take the first offer that comes my way. This decision will be one full of thought and discernment."

Laboratory Assistant
Answer example

"Yes, I am very active in my search and have had multiple invitations to interview. Currently, I am in the second interview stage with one company and third interview stage with another."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 10/13/2016
Last modified on: 08/09/2018

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