Post # 1
Bee’s – I’m getting married on SATURDAY. I just finished my Masters last month, and I got a letter today that said I was scheduled for my first teaching interview during my honeymoon. These interviews for this district only occur once every three years (it’s bizarre) and they hire teachers based on these interviews as jobs come up. I called to have it rescheduled and they told me they probably cannot as they only run until the day after I come back! This is the biggest district in the area and the best chance I had of getting a job.
I’m just upset and I don’t want to be worrying about this right now.
Post # 3
First of all – congrats! On to your dilemma: Is there any way you can do a phone interview (assuming they are in person)? I think this would show them you are really dedicated and interested in getting a job if you’re willing to do this during your honeymoon.
Post # 4
I’ll be on a cruise so i’m pretty sure that isn’t possible. If they won’t reschedule I suppose it just isn’t meant to be.
Post # 5
If the interviews run until the day after you get back, I am sure you can get yours rescheduled.
Employers are human too(well at least some of them, sometimes) and they will understand about a honeymoon that is already scheduled.
Who were you talking when you called? A clerical staff person?
Call back and ask to speak to someone in HR or whomever is in charge of the interview process. Explain your scheduling conflict. I am sure they will undertsand.
There was a total communication breakdown on the employer’s part when I was applying for my current job. I ended up speaking to the Director of HR at 5 pm on the last day of interviews. I offered to come out right then and there, had the interview and I was hired. They told me if I could interview on short notice and with that level of stress, I deserved the job.
Post # 6
This seems like a chance that won’t come up often, do you have travelers insurance?
I would reschedule the honeymoon if I were you.
Post # 7
What a wonderful day to get married! Would they be willing to schedule the interview for the day you get back then? Fiance got a job offer and was supposed to start while we were on our honeymoon.. he called them and talked to them and now gets to start the day after.. hopefully if you talk to them they can do the same thing?
Post # 8
I’m really hoping they will reschedule. I did talk to a clerical person but I’m supposed to get a call back from someone else this afternoon. However, if they won’t reschedule, I am not going to cancel the honeymoon! This is a trip of a lifetime for me and if they are so inflexible I don’t want to work for them anyways.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t worry about not being able to call from the cruise ships. They always have phones and internet on board, and actually my cell has usually worked. You might have to pay hefty roaming charges but it’s definitely worth it if that’s the only way.