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Old 04-15-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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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?

 
Old 04-15-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Since the interviews just finished and there's no offers it's probably their anticipated (hopeful) start date. You can probably just work with HR to have it pushed back since these start dates are tentative due to waiting on background checks, etc...

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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How can you go to an interview and not bring that up knowing full well you had this in the works?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 09:50 AM
 
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How can you go to an interview and not bring that up knowing full well you had this in the works?
Because OP apparently isn't as perfect as you are.

OP - wait until you get a formal offer. When you receive the offer, contact the HR person (or hiring manager) who did the final interview letting them know about your planned vacation. Most companies will be flexible with respect to this as long as you let them know up front.

Interviews are not the time to be talking about planned vacations unless it is mentioned casually.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 09:50 AM
 
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^^^^ Agree 100%. To me, it's not too late. Bring it up when/if you get the job offer. As a hiring manager, I wouldn't be perturbed unless you brought it up after the deal was made.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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Since the interviews just finished and there's no offers it's probably their anticipated (hopeful) start date. You can probably just work with HR to have it pushed back since these start dates are tentative due to waiting on background checks, etc...

The start date is firm, and I am not the only person being hired.


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Because OP apparently isn't as perfect as you are.

OP - wait until you get a formal offer. When you receive the offer, contact the HR person (or hiring manager) who did the final interview letting them know about your planned vacation. Most companies will be flexible with respect to this as long as you let them know up front.

Interviews are not the time to be talking about planned vacations unless it is mentioned casually.
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^^^^ Agree 100%. To me, it's not too late. Bring it up when/if you get the job offer. As a hiring manager, I wouldn't be perturbed unless you brought it up after the deal was made.

I hope you two are right.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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How can you go to an interview and not bring that up knowing full well you had this in the works?
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.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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The start date is firm, and I am not the only person being hired.

Oh ok. Maybe they have a firm date to start training classes or something. In which case a vacation in the beginning could be problematic.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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Oh ok. Maybe they have a firm date to start training classes or something. In which case a vacation in the beginning could be problematic.

Yes, this is correct.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Yes, this is correct.
Then it's a very possible problem. I'd reach out to the recruiter or Hiring Manager. If you weren't a top candidate for this class, you're likely going to be SOL, but might have a chance for their next class.
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