Interviewing with Future Employer

Interviewing with Future Employer

800 371 Kamal Karanth

One of the checks our future employers are keen while hiring us is our integrity. However to get ‘their job’ we have to lie to our existing employers multiple times. I don’t know how both of these can coexist? Picture this, every day thousands of us are attending face to face interviews at our aspirant employer’s workplace or hotels. Some of us have to travel to other cities, take trains, flights for the interviews. The senior folks may have to even go overseas for their final interviews. What do we tell our “trusted” bosses about our disappearance? The sudden ‘off’ for interviews has to be backed with a “believable lie”. From unknown distant uncles falling ill to a sudden property dispute, our ‘lies’ have a huge range. Later, can we tell our boss on the resignation day that the recent family trip to Singapore was actually to attend an interview? Also, you still can’t tell him/her where you are joining nex? I wonder if any future employer asks any prospective hire what excuse they gave their employer to attend the interview. You think they would be would be impressed with the quality of the lie? Twice in my life, I have sat at airports sweating in my suits worried about bumping into any of my bosses or colleagues. You?

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