I found an amazing job on Seek this morning, great career opportunity, 10 minutes from home, great money, however it's full time and at the moment I only want to work a maximum of 4 days (but will eventually be happy to do 5 days, maybe next year). Just wondering if anyone has ever applied for a job that was listed as full time but managed to negotiate to work part time? When and how did you bring up the subject?
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14-10-2013 11:46 #1
Have you ever got a job that is advertised as full time but worked part time?
14-10-2013 12:00 #2
I have - but I was contracting (in a specific field with lots of experience) and so could basically negotiate hours. In my last role I was asked what hours I'd prefer to work so I did 9-4pm. But like I said, I had very good experience.
generally, if a job is advertised as FT, it's a permanent role and while you might be able to negotiate flexible start/finish times, they most likely wont negotiate less hours. You could always call and ask though!
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14-10-2013 12:03 #3
Hi - absolutely this has happened in my experience, four days is manageable for most roles, especially in HR!
It needs to be discussed upfront though, before any interview. If there are genuine reasons it can't be part-time then you don't want to have wasted everyone's time.
14-10-2013 12:03 #4
Is there a contact name on the ad? I would give them a call and see if there is any flex ability in the FTE.
Also would you consider working full time hours in your 4 days? Ie 8-6 days?
For the perfect job I would consider going full time now if they cannot be flexible.
14-10-2013 12:08 #5Senior Member
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I started full time and then after the probabtion period I discussed part time. they were happy to do it.
14-10-2013 12:40 #6Senior Member
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I did. Applied for a new job while pregnant (pregnancy was at risk so was probably going to be able to do ft). When they rang and offered I told them that I was pregnant but not sure if going ahead. They then discussed it, called me back and offered me whatever I wanted.
If you are the right candidate and desirable enough they may be willing to negotiate.
I would go for the job and mention at the end of the interview that you would prefer to work part time but would be willing to negotiate this.
14-10-2013 13:32 #7
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