Job interview tomorrow

(6 Posts)
madasamarchhare Sun 17-Jan-16 17:46:30

Any words of wisdom? Any good questions to ask? Not sure I want this job, I don't know a lot about it but have been headhunted by someone I used to work with. Thing is I'm very happy in my current role (both jobs r local) but current job is v family friendly and I only work 15 hours a week which suits me down to the ground. No childcare required. New job v likely to want min 25-30 hours a week which I won't commit to. So I'm going along for interview but feeling very indifferent to it anyway. Anyone have any words of advice how to approach this or how to let them down politely assuming I am offered the job? Wish I had the benefit of hindsight to see if this could work very well in the future as it is I'm very happy plodding along as Iam. I feel I have good work/life balance as I say I don't work many hours and am always here for the kids who are still at junior school. Feel a bit rambly some people have suggested I cancel the interview but don't want to do this either as feel I would be letting them down already.

flowery Sun 17-Jan-16 18:53:15

If you are already planning to let them down politely if offered the job, why are you attending the interview? What are you hoping to gain from it?

lljkk Sun 17-Jan-16 18:58:50

Questions
How many hours do they actually want?
How flexible are the hours?

HermioneWeasley Sun 17-Jan-16 19:01:07

If you have no interest in the job, why would it be more polite to waste their time?

flowery Sun 17-Jan-16 19:07:22

Presumably establishing how many hours it would involve would be easily achieved without attending an interview.

daisychain01 Sun 17-Jan-16 22:00:31

Sounds like you are >90% certain the conditions arent right for you.

Honestly, don't go for an interview which you have no intention of taking. A waste of time for you and the recruiter.

Having to go to it thinking "how am I going to reject this role ?" doesn't even give you the benefit of interview experience because it's an artificial situation!

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