This might seem abit odd, coming from someone in HR of all places, but I haven't applied for a job outside my organisation for a long time....
I'm moving to an area where my commute to work is going to be a nightmare. I'll also be trying to find work in this city CBD as well.
If you were an employer at an interview, what would be your opinion of an applicant asking for flexible start and finish at the interview? This would be to avoid peak hour traffic say 7-4. Obviously I wouldn't always expect to be waltzing out the door at 4 but you get my meaning.
Would this request turn you off an employer? Or is it better asked after the job is secured and one is established in it?
it wouldn't bother me as an employer but I'm also conscious that I'm in the public service and a pretty flexible person anyway.
What do you think?