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    • re14796
    • By re14796 16th Mar 17, 6:50 PM
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    Rearranging an interview
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    Rearranging an interview 16th Mar 17 at 6:50 PM
    I got an interview the week after next. I am off next week so emailed to see whether they could change the date to next week yesterday . Now I am off next week, if the organisation email me back next week and say they can not rearrange, I won't be able to book the day off. So want do I do?
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Mar 17, 6:56 PM
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    If you want the job, go. If you're not that bothered, don't.
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    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 16th Mar 17, 7:12 PM
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    That's life. You cannot expect everyone else to reschedule things just to suit you. Maybe everyone involved is busy next week and they have arranged for all of the interviews to be held on one day.
    • divadee
    • By divadee 16th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
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    Where I work and when I recruit staff we hold interviews over 2 or 2 days that are fixed by our hr. We can't change the dates so unfortunately if someone can't make the dates we have to say no to an interview. We can change times though so maybe you could go in a lunchbreak or after work?
    • Sjc1973
    • By Sjc1973 16th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
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    Can you contact them again and explain that it would be preferable to have when your off, if they can't just negotiate a time you might be able to do. They might be flexible and should understand you limited aviability the following week given that you work
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 16th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
    So what do I do?
    Originally posted by re14796
    As harsh as it sounds imagine working for such inflexibility?

    One company around my way says if you can't make the interview time, that's set, that's it over, crikey I remember really believing someone once who told me there was only one round of interviews to see them still advertising 3 months later to my shame.

    Keeping looking, you might have had a good escape.
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    • neilio
    • By neilio 17th Mar 17, 7:51 AM
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    Keeping looking, you might have had a good escape.
    Originally posted by keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    Crikey. That's a bit of an extreme attitude to take!

    If they cannot change the interview to when you are off, then if you really want the interview, you'll have to come up with an excuse to take some time off. Doctor or dentist appointment? Sick day? Working from home/remotely day?
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 17th Mar 17, 8:14 AM
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    As harsh as it sounds imagine working for such inflexibility?

    One company around my way says if you can't make the interview time, that's set, that's it over, crikey I remember really believing someone once who told me there was only one round of interviews to see them still advertising 3 months later to my shame.

    Keeping looking, you might have had a good escape.
    Originally posted by keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    Do you have any idea of how difficult it is to coordinate a recruitment campaign? The interviewers don't just sit around waiting for people, they've got their own jobs to do on top of the recruiting.

    But you just keep telling yourself it's always someone else's fault
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 17th Mar 17, 10:24 AM
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    You've had it rearranged once, I would very much doubt you'd have a chance if you did it again. You'll come across as unreliable and flakey.

    Just take a day of leave to do it or ask your old company to stick to your previous rota
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    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 17th Mar 17, 5:35 PM
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    Do you have any idea of how difficult it is to coordinate a recruitment campaign? The interviewers don't just sit around waiting for people, they've got their own jobs to do on top of the recruiting.
    Originally posted by Bogalot
    Exactly what I was going to say! It's a nightmare getting a recruitment panel together, and if any candidates can't make the (ideally previously advertised) interview date, it makes selection that much easier.
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    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 17th Mar 17, 5:50 PM
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    It depends what level of job it is.

    I did have interviews scheduled according to my availability in the past.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 17th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    I'd do almost anything to avoid rearranging an interview, assuming I'd had plenty of notice. I think it strikes a really bad note. It creates trouble for the people you need to impress.
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