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    fair point. I feel a little differently about this particular job as the head hunter approached me
    It feels weird not to have to apply for a position.

    Can't talk directly to the hiring company as there's a head hunter involved

    I'm just worried that if I bring it up during the interview Id lose the opportunity altogether when I'm ready to cancel or postpone my holidays if they are not flexible.
    I don't think I'd be keen to lose the position over a holiday.

    ETA not saying anything about the job I'm superstitious! But let's say I could walk to work!!!
    And the holiday is only our annual trip back to visit our families... boring... but yet awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Thanks for your advices

    I will mention it to the head hunter and see what he says.

    I don't want 4 weeks off. I have 4 weeks off booked at my current company. I chose not to mention it as I felt it was not relevant until they want me to work with them.
    Obviously I am very flexible with this leave and if they say no I would probably cancel the holiday altogether.

    Interesting advices ladies. It's good to see the different opinions and way of thinking
    Sorry I'm confused you said earlier that it would be hard to change your plans and costly yet now you're saying your flexible. You need to be upfront and honest, it it were me I would resent you for not being honest from the start. Four weeks is a big deal

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    Yes it would be hard and costly yet I'm flexible - not black and white situation.

    I could go for less time. Or I could cancel these plans provided that the company pay for the cancelation (yes in my current job I got this kind of agreement when I started). Or I could work remotely. etc etc.
    This company prides itself on work/life balance and flexible arrangements so I'm sure if I'm the right candidate for them we could think outside the box

    I honestly never thought it could be an issue as it's a newly created position and they already spend 2 months looking for candidates. There is no huge rush to fill the position IYKWIM.

    Anyway will see what the head hunter says

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    I just hired a Coordinator and she is due to commence on Monday. She told me today that she has 3 week holiday booked in July. Whilst admittedly I was a little annoyed, she is the right candidate and I would have still selected her.

    Good Luck!!!

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    I work in HR and would normally ask a candidate at interview if they had any holidays planned. If they haven't asked you then you should still bring it up since it is for quite a considerable amount of time. It may be an inconvenience for them but if you are the right person for the job they won't not hire you just because of your holiday plans.

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    @Laurs I think part of the issue is that I haven't met with any HR person yet.

    Usual process would have been :
    1st interview : direct manager + HR person
    2d interview : "validation" interview with someone more senior

    We did it the other way around and first met with the senior operational. It was nothing like a usual interview
    I think they will ask at the second interview. I never thought I'd miss not having an HR person in the room

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    Last 3 jobs I had an interview for I was never asked! We have one booked in Jan 2015 but if I get a permanent job soon I'll be happy to move it a few months later as I haven't booked accommodation yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    @Laurs I think part of the issue is that I haven't met with any HR person yet.

    Usual process would have been :
    1st interview : direct manager + HR person
    2d interview : "validation" interview with someone more senior

    We did it the other way around and first met with the senior operational. It was nothing like a usual interview
    I think they will ask at the second interview. I never thought I'd miss not having an HR person in the room
    too funny

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    haha I think I got it wrong!!
    meant to say I wished there was a HR person at the interview

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    I would discuss with the head hunter and advise at the last interview. I had the same issue with my job.

    In my experience if they really want you it wont be an issue. You can start post the holiday or they could do your induction etc then you kick into the role post holiday.

    You are in a good place that you have been hunted and have a job you dont need to leave!

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