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Old 02-07-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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So where I live they ate expecting 8 to 12 inches of snow. Do they cancel job interviews due to weather?

Also it slipped my mind forgot to print a updated resume. It's an internal job so they have everything on file. Think it's okay if I go in empty handed?

Appreciate the feedback.
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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My standard answer is that there is no 'usually' in job interviews. There can be as many answers as there are hiring managers.

But, with 8+ inches of snow, I think that there is a really, really good chance your interview will be cancelled.

Since it is an internal interview, it will be easy for you to tell. Is your company going to close for the snowfall? If so, then the interview is cancelled? Will your company expect employees to report to work? Might as well conduct the interview then.
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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And I would not show up empty handed, were I in your shoes.
How much do you really want the job?
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:28 PM
 
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if its not first thing in morning, call them? if they are open and roads are bad, tell them you will be late if they didnt already reschedule... if roads get that bad, they wont have a busy day anyways so they would let you come later. if they are closed... go in and do your current job if you are scheduled?

why would you not prepare a resume? that has nothing to do with weather....
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:13 AM
 
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Really don't want the job. Close colleague at work said it's in your best interest not to withdraw or cancel. If doing so it could affect future internal transfers.

Have old resumes without current job on it better than nothing. Slipped my mind at school over the weekend and schoolwork. Didn't realize till until it was night. Don't have a printer libraries/colleges are closed.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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I had an interview in NYC years ago and a 16"+ snowstorm happened the previous evening. The interview still happened. I think it depends how good the transportation/snow removal options are where you live.

Good luck with whatever it is you want to achieve.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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Of the dozens and dozens of interviews I've been to over the years I've never once been asked for a hardcopy of my resume. Having said that, I'd at least come prepared with a folder or holding something that LOOKS like you have them with you as it shows disorganization not to have one.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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I had an interview in NYC years ago and a 16"+ snowstorm happened the previous evening. The interview still happened.
This is why I led by saying that there are as many answers as there are hiring managers.

NYC rarely shuts down for snow. The thought is that if the trains are running, you can get to work.

The snowier parts of the country, like upstate NY, Minnesota, etc might shut down, might not. It depends on the timing and how heavy the snow is. If it snows the previous evening and the road crews have enough time to get their work done, expect to go to the interview. If it starts snowing heavily at 4am, probably not. 8" of snow will shut down anything in the south for days.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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It depends on the part of the country you live in, whether they cancel interviews and tell employees not to come in. 8" in some places everyone panics and the city shuts down. In others it is business as usual. You can easily tell if it will cancel. If the business opens and operates as usual, the interview will hold. If on the other hand they tell employees not to come to work, it will cancel. As a current employee, you will know which way the company will go.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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Well I went roads down were fine nightmare on the drive home. Brought my updated resumes, but they didn't need them. Question now is do I take the job. I don't want the job. It was a mix one interviewer said there was spots open the other when I questioned about it kind of scooted it under the rug.

Have to email the interviewer about the other job opportunities.
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