How to hurry up a job offer

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John Paulson - Certified Professional
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Hello monkeys.

Today I got a first interview in a well respected local company here in Chile for a job in Investment Banking. The problem is that on Monday, the MD of another company will have an interview with me for (probably) give me a job. The thing is, what can I do to hurry up the interviews with the local company and also ask the MD to give me a couple of days while I'll see if I get another offer? Is it ok to ask for a couple of days because I'm in other processes? What happen if the MD only gives me one day? am I screw?

Thanks in advance.

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Mar 15, 2014

Any thoughts?

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Mar 16, 2014

Assuming you get the offer, you can try to get the other firm to hurry up by letting them know when you have to give an answer by. Generally, you'll have a couple of days to make your decision, and there's no guarantee that you get the offer the same day as the interview (although that is generally the case). Also, you don't even have either offer in hand yet, so I would stop worrying about hypoteticals and start worrying about the interviews themselves.

Good luck!

Mar 17, 2014

Hey thanks.

I had the interview today and I got the offer. So far so good, I'm just curious about what the local company could offer me, but if it's the same, I stay in the first one.

Mar 17, 2014

Congrats on the offer! Since you already seem to have your mind made up, looks like you don't have much to worry about.

Apr 15, 2014

Congratulations! Glad everything turned out fine for you.

How did you land the interview?

Apr 16, 2014
WaccaWacca:

Congratulations! Glad everything turned out fine for you.

How did you land the interview?

It was in one of the Big4. They offer an analyst position through out campus recruiting.

Apr 16, 2014

it's a good problem to have, competing job offers in this market is an achievement.

it is definitely a testament to your abilities. good luck on your first job OP.

Apr 16, 2014

It would be super tough to go through a final round by this Friday if you haven't even applied yet.

Depending on the offer you have and what else you'd like to apply to, it might make sense to keep recruiting after accepting the offer. There are a lot of considerations to take into account before reneging though, and it definitely is not something to take lightly.

If you've had this offer for 2 months, why are you only reaching out to other places you'd like to work now?

Apr 16, 2014

I would let them know you have another offer and need an answer. If they don't give you an answer, accept the other offer and be done with it.

Apr 16, 2014
artofwar:

I had an interview last week and HR said they are still deciding. Am I placed on a waitlist? I heard they usually tell you right away if you got an offer.

Sometimes you hear right away, sometimes you don't. No one here is going to be able to give you an answer to this question.

Apr 16, 2014

Unless this is a boutique without a dedicated HR function, if you haven't heard by now, it's a rejection or on hold. Considering HR is replying to you, I'm assuming hold. Don't hold your breath either way.

Apr 16, 2014
kidflash:

Unless this is a boutique without a dedicated HR function, if you haven't heard by now, it's a rejection or on hold. Considering HR is replying to you, I'm assuming hold. Don't hold your breath either way.

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also, either way, just assume you didn't get it. that way it'll be a nice surprise if you do

happy to give advice; no asking for referrals please

Apr 16, 2014
kidflash:

Unless this is a boutique without a dedicated HR function, if you haven't heard by now, it's a rejection or on hold. Considering HR is replying to you, I'm assuming hold. Don't hold your breath either way.

this is an elite boutique's satellite office with 1 HR person for this particular group.

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Apr 16, 2014

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Johnny Rocket

Apr 16, 2014

If this is a small group within an elite boutique with one HR person dedicated to this particular group, and it is late in the recruiting season (full time), does this mean they can afford to take their time?

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Apr 16, 2014

bump

Apr 16, 2014