Post # 1
I was going to start looking for a new job after the wedding, but an opportunity has presented itself now. I have an interview scheduled for next Tuesday. When do I tell them that I will need to be out 2 weeks for my wedding and honeymoon? I don’t want to spoli my chances on getting the job, but I don’t want to leave them in the dark either. It would be excellent if I could wait until mid-August to start; since its a new position, it might be possible, eh?
Post # 3
@coffeegal85: You don’t tell them until they give you an offer.
When/if an offer comes through, then let them know the travel plans you currently have on the books.
Most companies will honor any previously booked holiday. Just ensure you talk about the days you would need off (and get confirmation you can have them) prior to accepting the job.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t tell them at the interview that you are planning a wedding. Only if they offer the job should you bring it up.
Post # 5
No need to mention it in the interview (it’s a little premature). Wait until they make an offer, and then you can mention that as part of accepting the offer you need to ensure you have that time off. It’s standard to negotiate specific time off along with salary, etc.
Post # 6
Best bet is to start late but even if you can’t, I usually find this isn’t a problem. My very first job out of college I needed two days off mys econd week to go to a wedding, they were very accomodating.
My next job I got right befor ea trip to Cabo was scheduled, so I had to take an entire week my third week of work. Again, it was planned before teh opportunity came about so they were very understanding.
Good luck on your interview!
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice ladies!