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What do you do if you are in the last rounds of interviewing with one agency and expecting an offer but then another agency reaches out with a dream opportunity but haven’t even started the interview process with them yet? I don’t want to completely blow off this guaranteed offer to put all of my eggs in this basket that might not exist. But I also don’t want to settle.

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Let your dream agency know that you’re in final rounds with another place. Express your sincere interest in them and tell them you wanted to be fully transparent. Oftentimes they’ll try to expedite the process because they know that candidates are always at different stages of interviewing.

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If / when the other agency gives you an offer, depending where you’re at with the dream agency ask them if you can have the weekend or rest of the week to think it over or something to that effect. Then definitely let the dream agency know you have an offer so they can move quickly if they can or let you know the timeline, at least.. if they have an idea that is.

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Keep in mind that until you’ve interviewed at a place, it isn’t really a dream job, just one you’ve built up in your head. You could interview and hate everyone.

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That’s exactly how I got my last job. Talked on Monday. Had an offer by Friday.

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What exactly did you say? I’m afraid of coming across pushy

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Be honest and tell them. Explain you’re really interested and aren’t trying to rush them, but here’s your situation. And remember that until you have two offers, a bird in the hand…

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Exactly how I wound up at Golin. Was wrapping up an offer elsewhere, told Golin, they had an offer in a week.

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being honest is the best thing you can do.

Like others have said, it's how I got my current job. Only took a week to get an offer from initial HR call

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