Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Can you ask this question?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    central
    Posts
    508

    Lightbulb Can you ask this question?

    I have accepted a temp job offer to start on Mon. However, I have 1 interview tomorrow (early morning) for a perm role. Most interviewers tell you they will get back to you in 1 weeks time. Can you ask the interviewer before the interview (meaning today),if they can give you a reply by tomorrow afternoon? Yes, it sounds like I am rushing them. Some say they have just started the interviews. Should I just start the temp job then let the perm role interviewer know that I can't start their job immediately.

    UPDATE:

    Thanks to everyone who responded. The recruitment agent told me the temp position is on hold(this seems like a common practice). I heard this a few times already. Sigh! So there is no need to worry anymore. As for the perm role, it's gonna take another 2 weeks. I didn't rush anyone.
    Last edited by dancemania; 29th August 2014 at 04:29 PM.
    I'm here to learn.:flame:

  2. #2
    Senior Member Kit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Upper Bukit Timah
    Posts
    11,650

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    You don't tell the interviewers when to revert. You can make it clear to the them that you are holding another job now and can only commence work with them(if you are hired) at a particular date e.g. 1 month from the date they confirmed to offer you the job.

  3. #3
    Objection !!!

  4. #4
    Senior Member UncleFai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    I would suggest being honest and let the interviewer know. It is a perfectly understandable situation and I don't see how it would jeopardise your chances.

  5. #5
    Member Bukitimah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,261

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I would suggest being honest and let the interviewer know. It is a perfectly understandable situation and I don't see how it would jeopardise your chances.
    Agree. Nothing wrong to tell the truth. In fact I will appreciate such honesty and plan how to fill the gaps. Usually temp job also don't require long notice period. Not many interviewers need to fill the position or expect the candidate to start work immediately too.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    central
    Posts
    508

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    Thanks but this link doesn't help.
    I'm here to learn.:flame:

  7. #7
    Senior Member UncleFai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    UPDATE:

    Thanks to everyone who responded. The recruitment agent told me the temp position is on hold(this seems like a common practice). I heard this a few times already. Sigh! So there is no need to worry anymore. As for the perm role, it's gonna take another 2 weeks. I didn't rush anyone.
    Cheer up, stay positive and good luck!

  8. #8
    Member 9V-Orion Images's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Autenticate ALGRN @ 7987.8270
    Posts
    1,760

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    Thanks to everyone who responded. The recruitment agent told me the temp position is on hold(this seems like a common practice). I heard this a few times already. Sigh! So there is no need to worry anymore. As for the perm role, it's gonna take another 2 weeks. I didn't rush anyone.
    "On Hold" means they found someone Cheaper, Better, Faster (CBF) lah.
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 29th August 2014 at 08:59 PM.
    CS Aviation / Flickr
    Per aspera ad astra

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    central
    Posts
    508

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Cheer up, stay positive and good luck!


    Thanks.
    I'm here to learn.:flame:

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    central
    Posts
    508

    Default Re: Can you ask this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    "On Hold" means they found someone Cheaper, Better, Faster (CBF) lah.
    Not in this case. Mix up with JB office.
    I'm here to learn.:flame:

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •