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Interview Excuses

By March 14, 2011

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Here's an interesting question from our Discussion Form: "I'm struggling with a boss, the type that will think you are great one day and then next she can only find fault in what you do. It has been getting worse and I have decided to leave my job. I've been on a few interviews but it is getting very hard to find creative ways to get off work to go to a job interview."

I always suggest that job seekers try to schedule interviews early or late in the day, or at lunch time. Another alternative, if you can schedule a couple of interviews on one day, is taking a vacation day.

What excuse are you going to use for your next job interview? Site visitors have shared lots of more creative ideas for taking time off to interview or to otherwise miss work.

Here are excuses to use when you need to miss work and you don't want to give your boss the real reason. Some of the suggestions are interesting - plumbing problems, lots of dental work, burglary, car troubles, and more.

If you have a good excuse for taking time off for an interview, add it to our collection of interview excuses.

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