How To Answer “What Other Companies Are You Interviewing With?” (2021)

Do you have an upcoming job interview? Make sure you know how to answer the following (similar) interview questions: “What other companies are you interviewing with?“, “Are you actively interviewing?“, “Are you interviewing elsewhere?“, “What other jobs are you applying for?” or “Are you applying for other positions?“.

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Example Answer: 'No'

Actually, I’m not interviewing with other companies. I’m in the early stages of my current job search and I’m genuinely interested in this job opportunity. I want to see where this goes first. In fact, I think this position is a particularly good fit because I can leverage my experience working with [Software] and develop my potential and interest in [Subject].

Example Answer: 'Yes'

Well, I do have a couple of interviews scheduled with technology-focused companies like yours, and if you want to, I can keep you updated on that. However, I’m genuinely interested in this particular position at your company because of [Reason 1] and [Reason 2].

Interview Question Tips

  • Don’t reveal names of other companies or employers
  • Don’t show-off the number of interview appointments
  • Do show genuine interest in the job opportunity