/ Asked by Andrew
I finally got job and I'm off to work. While working, another company requested to interview me. I would like to interview with them, so I asked if they could schedule the interview after hours. How do I say thanks for the interview offer without letting them know I am employed?
Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, March 26, 2015
Most companies can accommodate interviews for after hours or during a lunch break. If the question comes up about your work history & current employment, you need to be honest. You don’t want to start off on the wrong foot with a potential employer. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being employed.  Good Luck!
Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Thursday, March 26, 2015
When you thank them for the interview, focus on the conversation you had to highlight your interest in the role and that you are an exceptional listener. This doesn't necessarily have to include a mention of your current employment, but it is likely that this topic will come up in your interview, so be honest. 

Companies that have requested an interview will do their best to accommodate your availability, and a request for an after-hours interview may already be a signal that you are employed. Additionally, if your current place of employment is not listed on your resume, it is likely that your first interviewer will inquire into your employment. If they don't ask, you should feel comfortable to volunteer this information. Being forthcoming with this information is important in establishing trust between you and your future employer. Besides, having a job is a great thing! 

Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, March 27, 2015
I would not be concerned with whether or not the interviewing company knows if you are currently employed.  In fact, it should be a positive thing for you as it shows the interviewing company that your skills are in demand.  Most companies will be flexible with when they schedule interviews, especially if they know that you are employed.  I would focus on doing the interview around your lunch hour or late in the afternoon.  I would not ask them to interview you on a weekend or in the evening unless it is a situation where you have to travel a long distance to the interview site. 

Companies today realize that job candidates need flexibility and that certain skills sets are in high demand.  Don't feel guilty about interviewing shortly after starting a job.  In a competitve job market, this is more common than you think. 
Answered by Cassandra, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Friday, March 27, 2015
Congrats on securing a job and getting an interview with another company though you're newly employed. It's great when companies are interested in the skills you have to offer and want to learn more about you as a candidate. Recruiters understand when a candidate indicates a need for flexible interview options (.e.g. before work, lunch time or after work) and will typically accommodate. I agree with all of the other hiring experts; be honest when work history becomes the topic during the interview and ensure that you are well prepared for the interview. Good luck with the new job and best on the interview!
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