Received offer from Company A, but still interviewing with Company B (top choice). The timelines will definitely not match up. What should I do? The safe thing is to take the offer from A, and if B comes through, think hard and decide. But if B doesn’t come through, still have a job. Any thoughts or advice?

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There's no right answer here, every case is unique.
I've been in this situation multiple times but have done different things in each situation depending on the circumstances.
I once accepted a position while still interviewing at another that would have been a much better commute and had better perks. They dragged the interview process out to two days before I started the other job, and told me not to take the other position because they were sure they wanted to hire me.
I did not commit to that, but told them if they were going to make an offer then I needed it by the next day. They called me the next morning and said they wouldn't move ahead.

That could have gone very badly and I'm glad I didn't shoot myself in the foot by recinding my acceptance of the job I had. 1 in the hand vs 2 in the bush right?

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Perhaps your best bet is to wait till the last possible moment to accept the first offer. And if the second company gives you an offer after the fact, you can always contact the first company and let them know you "unexpectedly received an offer from another company that was too good to refuse". This happens in industry and most companies will keep the "runner-ups" resumes on file in case it doesn't work out with the first hire. The hiring team are people and they understand that if a dream job comes up you have to take it. Who cares if u upset them a bit? You already got your dream job at company 2 :)

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Note: Company A and B are completely different in terms of industry (A is hardware and B is software). B is my top choice because it’s the industry I would like to get into and it’s a big tech company with great growth opportunities

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