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If I get two interview opportunities at the same time, what should I do?

I just submitted two internship applications. interviews hiring linkedin-recruiter

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Sara’s Answer

That's great! Let the recruiters at both companies know that you're pursuing multiple opportunities. Sometimes the schedules can be a bit flexible so you're able to evaluate both job options and the recruiters can usually help with this. Worst case scenario - you don't get either opportunity but you get to hone your interviewing skills. Best case scenario - you get two internship offers that you can pick between! Many candidates are looking at multiple opportunities at once so this is completely normal and means you're doing a great job getting noticed!

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Angie’s Answer

If they are both interviews I would recommend going through both interviews. This will give you practice on your interview skills but also give you a good opportunity to find out more about each business. If you are given 2 offers for jobs, I would recommend asking each company what they see for the future of their business and what direction they are going. Beyond that, follow with whichever business you feel passionate about and best fits what you want to do.

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Simeon’s Answer

If you have the opportunity for two different interviews, go ahead with both of them. You never know how either of them is going to go, so it's best to cover all your bases by doing both interviews. Even if both interviews end up saying yes to you, you'll have the opportunity to accept or decline their offer of the internship to you.
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Aleksandra’s Answer

Congrats on getting those applications out! Most interviewers ask for a preferred time, and most will understand that you have some prior commitments.
You do not need to apologize for having a life or being busy. All you need to do is clearly communicate the times that are good for you.

I want you to remember one thing: This is not ONLY about the internship finding a good intern, but this is ALSO about YOU finding a good opportunity that suits your needs. Both are equally valid. You should be confident in your ability and respectful of your needs. (Similar to marriage one day ;)).

Good luck! interviewing scheduling