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Old 06-11-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Good News-I got a job!
Bad News-It pays considerably less than I was making so its only something to get me thru til I find something else. Its Mon-Fri 8-4.
For those that are working fulltime and looking for other work--how do get interviews scheduled? Most places want to meet with you in the middle of the day. Anyone found a work-around for this? Thanks!!!
PS-I won't have any time off since it is a contract position for 6 months so I can't use any time off for interviews.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Good News-I got a job!
Bad News-It pays considerably less than I was making so its only something to get me thru til I find something else. Its Mon-Fri 8-4.
For those that are working fulltime and looking for other work--how do get interviews scheduled? Most places want to meet with you in the middle of the day. Anyone found a work-around for this? Thanks!!!
PS-I won't have any time off since it is a contract position for 6 months so I can't use any time off for interviews.
This is a tough one. When I had my first full-time job, I had to take unpaid sick days or unpaid days off as I did not have vacation time to use. Another alternative is to try and schedule them either early in the day or later in the afternoon - that way you won't need a full-day off to attend the interviews.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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This is a tough one. When I had my first full-time job, I had to take unpaid sick days or unpaid days off as I did not have vacation time to use. Another alternative is to try and schedule them either early in the day or later in the afternoon - that way you won't need a full-day off to attend the interviews.
That's true. They did say they were flexible if we need a few hours for a doctors appointment or something. I just don't want to say "Hey!! I'm going to an interview!!!" lol
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:09 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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That's true. They did say they were flexible if we need a few hours for a doctors appointment or something. I just don't want to say "Hey!! I'm going to an interview!!!" lol
For obvious reasons, you don't want to disclose that you are going on a job interview. You can just say you have an appointment or have errands to run if they need to know why you need the time off.
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:29 AM
 
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I've found that overall, if an employer is really interested in you they will understand the situation and agree to meet you early, after work, or during lunch.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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I've scheduled interviews before or after work or arranged to take a long lunch, claiming a doctor's appointment and taking an hour of personal time to do it.

I was also careful not to give myself away with my attire--a suit jacket would have been dead giveaway in my job. so I would carefully fold it up and put it in my shoulder bag when I was at my current job.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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This is why it's so important not to take just any job because you don't want to be trying to go on interviews during the first 3 to 6 months. You will have to schedule any interview after work because it doesn't look good to leave early or take time off more than once in the first 90 days.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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This is why it's so important not to take just any job because you don't want to be trying to go on interviews during the first 3 to 6 months. You will have to schedule any interview after work because it doesn't look good to leave early or take time off more than once in the first 90 days.
I didnt want to just take any job but I was kind of backed into a corner. Lose my house or take any job. I tried for 6 months to get a job in an acceptable pay range but my unemployment ran out and I don't qualify for an extension because our wonderful government still hasn't gotten in together.
So instead of an example of why you shouldn't take any job, my stitution is an example of why our government sucks. lol
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I was also careful not to give myself away with my attire--a suit jacket would have been dead giveaway in my job. so I would carefully fold it up and put it in my shoulder bag when I was at my current job.
That is a good point!! This job is very causal. Jeans and t-shirt. I will bring my clothes and go change at a gas station or something. Thanks!!
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:51 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I didnt want to just take any job but I was kind of backed into a corner. Lose my house or take any job. I tried for 6 months to get a job in an acceptable pay range but my unemployment ran out and I don't qualify for an extension because our wonderful government still hasn't gotten in together.
So instead of an example of why you shouldn't take any job, my stitution is an example of why our government sucks. lol

Well try not to focus on job search for the next 6 months so you can stay employed and not have to worry about unemployment checks.
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