I have had 2 interviews with 2 companies for an outside sales position. I turned down the first offer, as the compensation package was nowhere near what I am looking for.
The second company knows I had this opportunity (small industry, hence this anonymous post). They actually asked me “what kind of compensation does the other company offer?” My instincts tell me that is unprofessional and frankly none of their business.
How would YOU respond?! Ultimately I have no interest in this second job but I want to remain professional in this very small industry. I haven’t been through this process for many years so I appreciate tips on what the current hiring protocol is, and what is/is not considered an acceptable question. Thanks so much!