John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
You know the question. Every interviewer asks. And it’s a tough question to answer. How do you handle it?
The first thing to recognize is that employers ask for two reasons. They want to know who they are up against. (Wouldn’t you?) As importantly, though, they want to know your timeline. That’s the part you can answer with the facts.
This is the first interview I’ve had.
I’ve had first interviews with two other practices.
I’ve had a first interview with one practice and a second interview at another.
Make it a matter-of-fact recitation and flip your answer into a question in return:
How does that fit with your timeline?
By answering with the facts, you signal a forthright approach that you can use as leverage to get more information you want for your decision.