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Subject:Re: Illegitimate Questions????? From:"Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- JAEDWORKS -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 6 May 1999 11:07:25 -0700
At 9:14 AM -0700 5/6/99, Ivan Gelicall wrote:
>I just had a telephone interview and the interviewee asked me: Are you
>interviewing with other companies currently? Who are those companies?
>Am I wrong are those questions legit?
The first is borderline. The second is not legitimate and you were right
not to answer it; it's no more appropriate to ask for such a thing than it
is to ask for your salary history (as opposed to salary requirements). You
will find people asking both questions, but that doesn't mean you have to
A couple of people have mentioned, if you were interviewing with a
recruiter, the possiblity that they wanted to avoid double-submitting you.
This is a legitimate concern, but an agency should handle this by asking a
specific question (such as whether you've been presented for such-and-such
a position at such-and-such a company) before they send your resume over.