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job interview question

i have an interview coming up at twelve today and it's just for a parttime position but right after they called me someone else called me for a full time temporary position at a temp agency that pays waaay more.. so.. what do i say to the people at this interview just in case i get the job tomorrow for the better job????

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khmymommi

Asked by khmymommi at 10:57 AM on Jan. 6, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Nothing, do the interview and make your decision when you actually have the job offers in hand.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 10:59 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • omg i can do that? what do i say to the interviewer if they say " congratulations you got the job" (or to that effect)?
    khmymommi

    Comment by khmymommi (original poster) at 11:01 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Act like the one today is your only one.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 11:02 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • wouldn't it be unprofessional to accept the job and than tomoro if i got the other job to just up and quit on my first day to this one??
    khmymommi

    Comment by khmymommi (original poster) at 11:03 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • yep, say nothing. you choose which one you want after the interviews. Usually, they wait up to a week before telling whether or not you have the job. Temp agencies are even quicker, because they have a high demands to place people. So, don't say anything & whichever job you choose, tell the other company that you found something that fits your lifestyle better, but thank you for the oppurtunity...or something like that .
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:04 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • You tell them you want a day to consider and call them back because you tell them that you have other jobs to consider in addition to this one.

    At the interview you do not need to tell them you have other job offers or interviews lined up, if they find you valuable they should assume that you would.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:04 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • No, it's not unprofessional. Everybody wants the job that's best for them. Take the job if they offer it (just in case the other job doesn't work out, you don't want to be out of luck) and if the other place hires you, just tell them that the job you REALY wanted is hiring you & that you are not going to give up the oppurtunity to better yourself financially. I worked in an office for years & this stuff happens all the time. Look out for yourself first...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:06 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • I agree, most interviewers won't offer a job on the spot, they have other interviews lined up as well, but they won't discuss that with you either.

    It is okay, you don't have to say anything regarding your other job prospects. Just do your best interview for them today and wait and see if they offer the job.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:06 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • If they say congrats, you go the job, tell them you will think about it and get back to them. You never accept an offer on the spot, and you don't have ANY jobs until at least on offer comes through.
    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 11:07 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

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