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    Hi all. I am in a bit of a dilemma at the moment. Basically, I have a job interview in a couple of days for a job I really want after graduation. My issues, however, are:

    1. I am away on holiday for 10 days from the day after the interview so cannot be contacted regarding my application status.

    2. I have a 6-week long placement that I have already planned to do (and arranged) until the end of July, and therefore am unable to start working until August.

    I am very worried they might reject me because I cannot start till August which is over 1 month away!

    If I specify I can start in August would that work at all?

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

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    (Original post by mj1dan2014)
    Hi all. I am in a bit of a dilemma at the moment. Basically, I have a job interview in a couple of days for a job I really want after graduation. My issues, however, are:

    1. I am away on holiday for 10 days from the day after the interview so cannot be contacted regarding my application status.

    2. I have a 6-week long placement that I have already planned to do (and arranged) until the end of July, and therefore am unable to start working until August.

    I am very worried they might reject me because I cannot start till August which is over 1 month away!

    If I specify I can start in August would that work at all?

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

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    Just tell them your situation... if they interview you and think you are good they will wait (unless the job is a seasonal role...).

    And re (1) can't you get emails or texts on holiday?

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Just tell them your situation... if they interview you and think you are good they will wait (unless the job is a seasonal role...).

    And re (1) can't you get emails or texts on holiday?

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    The job is a 12-month contract but the start date is not specified. I think I have to tell them. I am just worried that they may look down on it.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Just tell them your situation... if they interview you and think you are good they will wait (unless the job is a seasonal role...).

    And re (1) can't you get emails or texts on holiday?

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    And I don't think I will have internet access as I am going to Iceland for holiday. I may get it in service stops or something but we are going for the first time so don't know how it will be there.

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    (Original post by mj1dan2014)
    And I don't think I will have internet access as I am going to Iceland for holiday. I may get it in service stops or something but we are going for the first time so don't know how it will be there.

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    EU roaming charges apply in Iceland so it's now not expensive and you will almost certainly have WiFi in your hotel.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/pho...-roaming-calls

    But anyway don't stress about it. Just tell them. It'll be fine

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    (Original post by mj1dan2014)
    And I don't think I will have internet access as I am going to Iceland for holiday. I may get it in service stops or something but we are going for the first time so don't know how it will be there.

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    Tesco are doing a deal this summer where you can use your UK credit/minutes etc in the EU. May be worth getting a PAYG sim for that purpose?

    Also, with regards to not being able to start until August - if you already had a job, you'd have to give notice which would be at least a month, and there's likely to be a gap between interview and being told you had the job, so I wouldn't worry about that too much. If you're the right candidate for the job it won't be a problem.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    EU roaming charges apply in Iceland so it's now not expensive and you will almost certainly have WiFi in your hotel.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/pho...-roaming-calls

    But anyway don't stress about it. Just tell them. It'll be fine

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    Thanks for your advice, I shall look into that. And we will be traveling in a caravan rather than staying in hotels but hopefully there will be access to wifi somewhere along the way.

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    (Original post by Aula)
    Tesco are doing a deal this summer where you can use your UK credit/minutes etc in the EU. May be worth getting a PAYG sim for that purpose?

    Also, with regards to not being able to start until August - if you already had a job, you'd have to give notice which would be at least a month, and there's likely to be a gap between interview and being told you had the job, so I wouldn't worry about that too much. If you're the right candidate for the job it won't be a problem.
    Thanks. I will look into the call deals. And yes, I see what you mean. I really want the job so hopefully they'll see that and allow me to start later

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