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Rick101

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3,704 posts

55 months

Saturday 15th September 2012
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How would an employer regard someone withdrawing from an interview?

Reckon it would mark my card for a future similar application in circa 4 months?

It's an internal post which I've very little chance of getting and is going to cause me several issues attending.

Thoughts?

southendpier

3,777 posts

134 months

Saturday 15th September 2012
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Have the interview, withdraw from the position after.



Rick101

Original Poster:

3,704 posts

55 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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The problem is attending.

I'm already working away. Means additional two days away from home. I've no suitable clothes with me and I had already made arrangements.

Add to that one of the candidates used to do the job prior to a promotion, another has been doing it for the last three months. I know the system, I've no chance of getting it.

Deluded

4,740 posts

96 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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Just call them and explain that you would like to withdraw your application for the position. Thank them for their time and consideration

Sorted.

Better to withdraw now than not turn up or look stupid in the interview, only to withdraw anyway.

Rick101

Original Poster:

3,704 posts

55 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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Am thinking that but I'll be applying for a similar if not the same job in 3 months time under a reorganisation.

The panel doing the interview is the same panel doing the reorganisation.

How likely are they to bank this and hold it against me?
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softtop

2,600 posts

152 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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how were you asked to attend? has it been recommended you go for the job? If so then go. If not and you had to apply without a prompt then you already know it is not for you this time. You also need a good reason and saying, "I thought the other bloke would get it" is not reason enough.

If that is your only reason then go. Buy a new shirt, things don't come easy, put yourself out.

Rick101

Original Poster:

3,704 posts

55 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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It was a case of you better apply, or else.

It'll be your own fault if you don't apply and don't end up with anything.

Hardy a recommendation, just the usual decisive bullying management behaviour

singlecoil

22,735 posts

151 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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Dream up a cast iron reason why you can't go, and tell then them that due to (whatever) you regret being unable to attend, but you hope to get another chance in the near future.

Engineer1

10,485 posts

114 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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Attend the fact the other one of the candidates used to do the job shouldn't put you off after all they used to do it and the other is currently doing it but isn't good enough they just make the role substantive.

Rick101

Original Poster:

3,704 posts

55 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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singlecoil said:
Dream up a cast iron reason why you can't go, and tell then them that due to (whatever) you regret being unable to attend, but you hope to get another chance in the near future.
I think I'll go with this. I'll hapily go if I they're willing to change the date and don't mind me wearing my night shift jeans & trainers.

Should add I'll get nearly £200 pay for attending as it's additional to my basic hours.

Cheers for the advice all.

spikeyhead

10,017 posts

102 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Rick101 said:
I think I'll go with this. I'll hapily go if I they're willing to change the date and don't mind me wearing my night shift jeans & trainers.

Should add I'll get nearly £200 pay for attending as it's additional to my basic hours.

Cheers for the advice all.
Nip into Asda or Tesco and pick up a pair of trousers and a shirt for bugger all.

btsidi

225 posts

136 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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spikeyhead said:
Rick101 said:
I think I'll go with this. I'll hapily go if I they're willing to change the date and don't mind me wearing my night shift jeans & trainers.

Should add I'll get nearly £200 pay for attending as it's additional to my basic hours.

Cheers for the advice all.
Nip into Asda or Tesco and pick up a pair of trousers and a shirt for bugger all.
Or spend some of that £200 on the above wink

thegman

1,924 posts

109 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Rick101 said:
I think I'll go with this. I'll hapily go if I they're willing to change the date and don't mind me wearing my night shift jeans & trainers.

Should add I'll get nearly £200 pay for attending as it's additional to my basic hours.

Cheers for the advice all.
Sorry - you will get 200 quid for attending an interview?

Hughesie

12,364 posts

187 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Rick101 said:
Hardy a recommendation, just the usual decisive bullying management behaviour
Or, Maybe they have you earmarked for the role ?

Rick101

Original Poster:

3,704 posts

55 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Had a chat with my line manager and he reckons my cards would be marked if I withdrew.

Think i've sorted it.
Emailed the more amenable of the managers/panel explaining difficulties attending with current shift pattern/ attire etc.

Asked if there was any opportunity to bring the interview forward. They were sympathetic and are looking at it for me.

If I do get a bash at it i'll give it my all, you never know something may come out of it.

Fer

7,251 posts

185 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Any updates?

Rick101

Original Poster:

3,704 posts

55 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Glad you bumped this, i'd forgotten i'd posted it.

Couldn't ammend the interview time not were they moveable on clothing.
Had to go an buy shirt, tie etc and stay an extra two days. Got away about 1700 Fri just in time for M1 rush hour traffic.

For some bizarre reason, I got the job! Very pleasantly surprised.

Quite pleased but not sure of the motivations behind it.
Both the old and the new job are about to go into reorg anyway.

Got a verbal offer of the job Friday after the interview. On the Tuesday got notice the post is no longer required and I need to apply for another post.

Oh well, at least my CV is up to date!

Edited by Rick101 on Saturday 13th October 13:33


Edited by Rick101 on Saturday 13th October 13:34