I have an interview with a recruiter this afternoon, and from our previous conversations, he has told me that I have the skills that they are looking for in the position. The idea of working for this firm is very appealing, however I have another offer that was extended to me a couple of days ago, and they want to know if I am interested in taking their job.
My question is this, if my meeting with the recruiter goes well, should I tell them that time is of the essence as I have an existing offer from a different firm? And if so, how do I go about letting them know that I have an existing offer? The job I have been offered offers great pay, but it is in a very small community (7,000 ppl in the town, family office in the middle of the woods), the job I am speaking with the recruiter for is local, and pays 1.75x what the other firm offers (used WSO to research pay for this firm). I would love to take this job I am interviewing with, but as I said, time is of the essence.