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The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 9:08 am
by mynetself
Any suggestion much appreciated.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 9:13 am
by Hansi
Lunch + blame the tube? Ask for a half day off?

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 9:24 am
by Stale
Remember to pack your suit in the lunch-box.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 10:14 am
by DevonFangs
arrange it for 6pm and just say that you have to leave early

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 10:15 am
by DevonFangs
if you can, work from home and go to the interview during a break

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 10:16 am
by DevonFangs
BTW, of course the most decent thing to do is to ask for half day off, as Hansi said.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 10:49 am
by capafan2
Whats wrong with taking the day off due to family emergency. It goes out of your vacation and not your sick leave.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 11:57 am
by Gamal
Don't forget to wear your suit during the whole month! One day in suit and half day offf... It may mean only one thing for your bosses.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 11:59 am
by mynetself
Already done a few of those. Only problem was I can't take half a day off every week for 3-4 weeks in a row. That would look suspicious, no? So I guess the question should have been how to manage multiple interviews? Gamal, did think about that Wearing the suit every other week or so, just for the sake of it.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 12:28 pm
by Hansi
QuoteOriginally posted by: mynetselfOnly problem was I can't take half a day off every week for 3-4 weeks in a row.If it were now you could blame it on the Olympics and having tickets etc.You could try slotting things together, I have a friend that's just interviewed with three companies in two days. He simply asked for them close together in dates and then just took two days off for "the Olympics".Re: the suit. I always wear a suit (well trousers and shirt, leave the jacket on the chair).

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 12:46 pm
by DevonFangs
QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiI always wear a suit (well trousers and shirt, leave the jacket on the chair).Me too. The suspicious thing would be the tie. Doesn't everybody on this forum have to wear some sort of suit every day?

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 12:54 pm
by katastrofa
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: HansiI always wear a suit (well trousers and shirt, leave the jacket on the chair).Me too. The suspicious thing would be the tie. Doesn't everybody on this forum have to wear some sort of suit every day?"Have to"? If you came to work in chinos and some kind of shirt with a collar, do you think anybody on the trading floor would give a damn?

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 12:56 pm
by Hansi
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsMe too. The suspicious thing would be the tie. As per above, put it in the lunch box.QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsDoesn't everybody on this forum have to wear some sort of suit every day?Doubt it, it's more of a client facing banking thing. Most HF guys I know don't bother and in IT it's mostly just the mangers not the drones.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 12:58 pm
by DevonFangs
QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: HansiI always wear a suit (well trousers and shirt, leave the jacket on the chair).Me too. The suspicious thing would be the tie. Doesn't everybody on this forum have to wear some sort of suit every day?"Have to"? If you came to work in chinos and some kind of shirt with a collar, do you think anybody on the trading floor would give a damn?Alright, but here HR busts balls a lot about this stuff.

The art of interviewing during the working day... or how to disappear for a few hrs

Posted: August 3rd, 2012, 1:01 pm
by quantmeh
take a day off, if it's a really important interview you want to be prepared and relaxed