So I got a call from a recruiter from a top tier bank in Asia (/MS/ ) for a position I really wanted about a day ago telling me that I applied for this job and if they are interested, I will hear back for first round within 3 days ("shortlisted candidates will be contacted within the next 3 days").
He asked me if I had any offers (which I did) and when he found out it's from a competitor, he asked the location and division.
Was wondering the following questions:
1) Is he gonna verify my offer? I'm talking with the other banks I received offers from and not sure if it's a good idea if they know I'm still "shopping".
2) Why bother calling me to tell me I MIGHT have an interview with them? It's confusing and getting my hopes up lol since actually this is my top choice. I didn't really know how to react to this one except "well I'm still interested so I look forward to hopefully hearing from you".