Got referral to a role I was interested in. During initial call with recruiter, she told me that I should also check out other firms as well. She's going to schedule an interview but it was weird that she suggested that I check out other firms

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I appreciate when interviewers are honest with you about the role, team, company, competitive landscape, etc., so if their comment was framed like that (“we’ve only started to do x, compared to competitors,” “our compensation offers aren’t competitive for those from your firm/at your rank”), that is helpful. If they were suggesting applying to other jobs, that is a bit odd.

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Assuming it’s an external recruiter, it’s not weird at all.

Ok then it’s pretty weird

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She’s giving you a subtle warning here. She’s saying “you do NOT want to work here”

That's how I felt actually

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