Rachel Pallet

Oct 08 2019

Getting time off work for interviews – our top tips

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Finding a new job is a challenging business, and sometimes feels like a full time job in itself! Searching and applying for jobs can be time consuming, and that’s before you secure an interview! Finding time to interview can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you already have a job – here’s our top tips.

Does it have to be in working hours? In the first instance, try to arrange an interview outside of your working day – this could be around your shift pattern, or out of hours if you work a 9-5. There’s no harm in asking! An early morning or evening interview might be an option, and means you won’t have to take time out of your current role.

Be as honest as you can be. Lies to get out of work, including “pulling a sickie” is definitely not recommended and can cause more problems down the line. All parties involved deserve to be treated fairly.

Use your holiday. Whilst you might prefer to spend your annual leave actually on holiday, it can be used for other reasons – and you’re entitled to a certainly amount of day’s leave a year. If you are looking for a new job, using your annual leave for interviews is the fairest way to take time off work.

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