In the job interview, what would you choose if you were asked this...

Philippines
April 27, 2007 1:42am CST
I happened to have a job interview in one of the companies near our place. My interviewer then asked - since I'm an undergraduate - if I was willing to postpone my last semester (which is my last on-the-job-training) just to pursue this job in their company. My response was a strong "NO". I told him that I had set my goal - which is finishing my course this October. Although I was qualified for that position, he told me that he could not accept me because there would be a problem between my work - which is a graveshift - and my OJT which is morningshift. Now, if you were in my shoes, what would you choose, accept the job but postpone your last semester in college, priorities the study over the job like what I did or just tell a lie and pretend you quit schooling just for that job but expect some back fire.
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7 responses
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
if i were in your shoes, i would do what you did. i tell them straight in the eye that i would not give up my education just to work on their company. and besides there would be lots of opportunity that awaits once you finished your studies.
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• Indonesia
28 Apr 07
I think don't speak the truth, for ur Job Interview, but when u speak for this you must confidence, Never Speak The Truth, but How the condistion If U had been Getting Work, Just Said "What ever Happens! Hapens!,...
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
But if you said that, better expect a back fire. Like you can gain too much stress or there would be chaotic time management. Something like that. Before we say something, we should think first the "what if's" or "hypothesis", the possible effects if you were hired.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i would answer the same as you. Its a big no, my priorities too is to finish my studies (thats way baCk) well anyway you could still find a job with another company that will suit your time in which you could still continue your studies.
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
yeah, that's why I'm looking for part time job, rather than a full time.
@blue_gemz (107)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
if i were U sacredfloe i will choose to continue my studies because there are more oppurtunities will come and much better job from the time you fully finished your studies.... there is nothing wr0ng in telling the thruth to the one who interviewed you. just wait for the right time for you to have job... right time will come my dear!
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
very well said, sacrificing education over a job, is a foolish thing to do. But sometimes, people do sacrifice their studies just to give way to earn something.
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I think I'd tell the truth as you did. It's important to finish what you start, especially with school. If you took off that semester, it'd be even harder to get back into the swing of things. Plus, you might not have the classes you need available at that time, or fees might go up, etc. Stick with the school, and you'll have a better job come around after graduation. Good luck!
@salam1 (1475)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 07
If I am you then I will finish my study first. Oppurtunity will come again and again. Dont have to worry many good jobs are out there waiting for suitable person. Welcome to MyLot. I have summarized several tips on how to excel in MyLot. Read them in www.money20.blogspot.com . Good luck!
@smkwan2007 (1037)
• Hong Kong
27 Apr 07
If I were as talented and clever as you are, I would choose to continue my study at college. I would find another position in other firms which gives me time to further my study.