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Those kind of questions make me VERY uncomfortable as well. Almost always,
it is a recruiter trying to get a lead; however, they will tell you they
just do not
want to double submit you. I have even had one or two tell me they won't
consider me for a position unless I tell them or try to badger me into it.
I want to work with a company I can trust. This does not feel very
me. I usually choose not to work with these kind of recruiters.
Melonie R. Holliman
Advanced Micro Devices
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ivan Gelicall [SMTP:ivan_gelicall -at- HOTBOT -dot- COM]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 11:15 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Illegitimate Questions?????
> Hi All:
> I just had a telephone interview and the interviewee asked me: Are you
> interviewing with other companies currently? Who are those companies?
> I found these questions completely inappropriate, but rather than lose my
> cool I answered politely that I would like to keep that information
> confidential so as to protect the other companies.
> Am I wrong are those questions legit?
> Thoughts anyone.