Sunday, 18 January 2015

If some other organization gives you offer right now, will you consider it?

You can be trapped easily with this question, So be aware of the appropriate reply. This is a really tricky question asked in interviews. Do not get confused between yes or no.

Possible Intention:

  • To know if you have any offers in hand.
  • To judge your skills in planning and decision making.


  • The question asked has nothing to do with the real offer. It is for judging how you approach a situation where decision making is crucial.
  • Do not conclude on the decision. Keep it pending, in an intelligent way, so that you can use it to your advantage later.

 Example Answer:

I have offers from other two organizations which are in the similar domain. I have to carefully many aspects other than just financial consideration. I would like to choose the job based on the basis of how it will you prefer working here if given an opportunity.

Anti Pattern:

  • Do not say you will not take offer from competitor. It is logically wrong because you have not yet got offer from the interviewer. Answer would appear fake.
  • Do not say "I will take other offer". Then you are directly denying or giving a negative signal for the offer from interviewer.
  • Do not think this is real question related to offers. It is just a mind game to trap you.

Interviewer's Interpretation:

  • To see of you are desperate enough to accept whatever is given to you.
  • To know if you are flexible.
  • To check if you can give formal long term commitment for work.

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