From Anonymous 12:57 on the PFO thread. They all seemed like good questions and I don't have anything exciting to add. Help out!
As the 2010-11 job market season is now pretty much over, I'm curious to know:
1) If you were offered a job, how much time did the hiring department give you to decide?
2) How did you initially respond when the hiring department called to offer you the position?
3) While some candidates are contenders for multiple, desirable positions, is it increasingly the case that the job you're offered is the only job you're offered? And, if so, is this changing the etiquette/norms governing this stage of the hiring process?
4) If the job you're offered is the one you wanted most, and if you have no competing offer which you can use as leverage for negotiating, how long do you wait before you accept
-- Second Suitor