Keeping in touch after a good job interview – and making sure scheduled holidays don’t ruin my chances

Career Corner with Liam Horan

Topics today:

Q: I recently went for a job with a company, but I didn’t get it. However, they made a point of ringing me to say I had made a very favourable impression. “This particular job wasn’t the right fit for you,” the owner told me on the phone, “but we’d be very interested in talking to you down the line when the right job comes up. Do stay in touch.” How do I do this without becoming a nuisance and in such a way that it is of benefit to me?

Q: The interview is on May 1. I’m going on a week’s holidays on May 15. I’m afraid it will come against me? Should I tell them during the interview, or say nought for now? (IK, email).

Liam Horan, Managing Director, Sli Nua Careers Ltd, talks to Aidan Crowley of Community Radio Castlebar, in Career Corner –  a series of career tips interviews that will be broadcast each Monday on CRC-fm at 5.30pm GMT.

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Community Radio Castlebar has a licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland to provide a community radio service to Castlebar and the surrounding environs and was established in June 1995. The station broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours per day. In June 2007 the station was awarded a further ten year licence for the period 2007 to 2017 on the basis of the business plan submitted to the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. The station is managed by a company by limited guarantee which has a board of thirteen directors elected from the general membership. The membership is made up of three groups representing local statutory agencies, voluntary and local business groups and individual members of the community. The mission statement of the station is: “The service should reflect the needs in the local community as well as educate, entertain and inform its listeners”