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Old 04-15-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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After I accepted my last offer (current job) the recruiter asked me once again if I had any upcoming vacations. I just let her know that I didn't.

I'm sure this will come up again once an offer is made.

Good luck!!

 
Old 04-15-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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So I had a final interview for a job and I didn't mention that I have a planned and already paid for vacation about 2 weeks after the start date will be. I've read after the fact that this should be mentioned during the interview but I didn't do that. Now I'm wondering if I get the job offer, how I bring this up and if this can be saved or am I doomed?
"Hey, I have to apologize, in my excitement at interviewing with you, I forgot to mention I have a planned trip from this date to that date."
 
Old 04-15-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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Potential new job-vacation already planned

Start date scenario

When to tell employer about vacation?

Is it a bad or good idea to be upfront in interviews about vacations you already have booked?

Youíre interviewing, but already have a big vacation planned. Now what?

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Alison Green, the author of the Ask a Manager blog, answered a question on her site about when to discuss during a job interview the fact that youíve previously booked a vacation.

ďDonít bring it up in the interview stage; it would be premature then. The time to raise it is once a company makes you an offer. At that point, itís very, very normal to say something like, ĎI have a trip scheduled from April 15-27. Iím willing to take the time unpaid since I assume I wonít have accrued enough vacation time by then, but I want to make sure up-front that thatís okay.í Itís a lot better to mention this as part of the offer discussion, so that they donít feel like youíre springing it on them later.

This happens all the time, and itís totally normal to say this. It may, however, be an issue if you donít bother to mention it until after you start. So make very sure that you mention it during the offer conversations.Ē
Any planned vacation is discussed and negotiated when you have a firm job offer, NOT during the interview. This has been pointed out in multiple threads on the topic as well as advice online.

There has been a thread where the poster didn't even mention the planned vacation during the offer stage, and was then panicking over to what to do. Bad form.

Bottom line, mention vacation during offer, not before or after.

Any future threads asking this same question will be referred to this thread.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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Mention it if you get an offer. If the start date is a firm drop dead date, you will have to decide whether you want the job or the vacation.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Mention it if you get an offer. If the start date is a firm drop dead date, you will have to decide whether you want the job or the vacation.
Yep, this.

Most of time, it's fine to bring it up when you get an offer, and any company that isn't able to work around that is not likely to be an employer you want to work for anyway.

But it's a different situation when its something like a new hire training class where you'd be out of synch with that hiring cohort and no real way to make up that time. If it's a good enough job that you really want to take it, you may have to be prepared to walk away from the vacation this time. I mean sure, mention it when you get the offer and see what they say, but it's reasonable that they had less flexibility under the circumstances.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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Mention it if you get an offer. If the start date is a firm drop dead date, you will have to decide whether you want the job or the vacation.
I would not want to work for a company who made me choose between them or a vacation (that is likely non-refundable).


That's a red-flag right there. If they are a company that cares about their people and value work/life balance, they will work around you.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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If they are training many people, the corp would not be unreasonable not to be flexible.

Just see what they say, OP.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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IMO, it's not up to the interviewee to bring this up during interviews. The interviewer should ask about any planned vacations.

Since the interviewer didn't ask, OP should tell them about it when the offer is received.
I disagree with this advice completely.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Suburban_Guy View Post
Potential new job-vacation already planned

Start date scenario

When to tell employer about vacation?

Is it a bad or good idea to be upfront in interviews about vacations you already have booked?

You’re interviewing, but already have a big vacation planned. Now what?



Any planned vacation is discussed and negotiated when you have a firm job offer, NOT during the interview. This has been pointed out in multiple threads on the topic as well as advice online.

There has been a thread where the poster didn't even mention the planned vacation during the offer stage, and was then panicking over to what to do. Bad form.

Bottom line, mention vacation during offer, not before or after.

Any future threads asking this same question will be referred to this thread.
The OP's situation doesn't fit this, as they've obviously discussed a firm time line for start date and training (likely a class or training group) - that would have been the time to open the discussion.

Not every issue can be painted with the same brush.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: plano
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Common sense is becoming very uncommon.
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