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Old 07-13-2018, 04:03 PM
 
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330 is usually consider a good time since it lets the prospective employee to just lie and say he is going out for an dentist apt or whatever and not have to return to work.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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WHo said "show up whenever"?

I've never had an interview where they didn't ask me when was a good time, or suggest some specific times I could pick from or otherwise go through a process with me to figure out a mutually agreeable time.

I've never had someone who assigned me a set interview time regardless of my availability, and I'd likely pass if someone treated me like that and said it was their way or the highway.
Okay, that was hyperbole on my part but your original post did say "most interviews are pretty lenient on the time schedule." When we have a hiring action we try to work with candidates, but we also set a defined date and time period to interview everyone so it doesn't drag on forever. As fishbrains said, there are a lot of other people who have to rearrange their schedules to interview several people, so options can sometimes be limited.

Nevertheless, good luck on your interviews.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Okay, that was hyperbole on my part but your original post did say "most interviews are pretty lenient on the time schedule." When we have a hiring action we try to work with candidates, but we also set a defined date and time period to interview everyone so it doesn't drag on forever. As fishbrains said, there are a lot of other people who have to rearrange their schedules to interview several people, so options can sometimes be limited.

Nevertheless, good luck on your interviews.
I'm not sure who you are responding to because I never said anything about interviews being lenient, nor am I interviewing.

But it remains the case that if a company has no flexibility in interview times, it's more likely than not that they will end up missing out on some people who have existing lives and careers with obligations and can't automatically show up at one specific time for the convenience of the interviewer. I personally haven't had an issue coming up with a mutually agreeable time for an interview, and if a company was that inflexible, I'd know it wasn't going to be a good fit so no big loss anyway.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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but this one is 3:30PM in la/OC county in california is no fun.
I once did three interviews in one day: one in Long Beach, one in Downtown LA, and one in Santa Monica.

Suck it up, Buttercup.
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