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Is it ok to mention a previously scheduled vacation during an interview, or should you wait until you have been offered the position?
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Thursday, June 20, 2019
I think it depends on the position and if your vacation would interfere with an important time period for the role. If it comes up in conversation, I would be open and share your scheduled vacation plans. If it doesn't fit into your interview or conversation, then I would recommend waiting until an offer has been extended. It's definitely a good idea to share up front, rather than waiting until your first day on the job.
Answered by Meredith, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Thursday, June 20, 2019
Discussing a previously scheduled vacation is okay, and if you're comfortable doing so, you can mention it to the recruiter or HR partner before getting too far along in the interview process.  At the point of offer, you can ask if there would be flexibility to start after your vacation and learn how their vacation policy works to understand if you would have vacation days available to you.  If you're open to delaying your vacation you could always share the dates you're planning to be gone, but also convey that you have a strong interest in joining the company and you are willing to adjust if needed.  
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