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I am going to be applying this May for the 2008 cycle. I will also be graduating this spring. :) With that said, I am about to apply for a job with a research company that will have me travelling around the country to collect data. How will this work will interviews? When asked to interview, do they give you a choice of dates? do you pick? what days are interviews held? mon-fri only? Just wondering.
All opinions and thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
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I am going to be applying this May for the 2008 cycle. I will also be graduating this spring. :) With that said, I am about to apply for a job with a research company that will have me travelling around the country to collect data. How will this work will interviews? When asked to interview, do they give you a choice of dates? do you pick? what days are interviews held? mon-fri only? Just wondering.
All opinions and thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
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You get to pick...usually from like 10 dates or so. I had an interview every day of the M-F work week. Usually schedule them about 1 month-3 months in advance.

good luck, enjoy the traveling
 

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Just so you know, they usually send out interview letters in batches. Usually the letter says to call, and many of the people will respond the very next day. If your going to be traveling make sure that you will be able to get your mail. You may want to have it sent to an address of some one who would be willing to sift through it for you and inform you of any deadlines. Otherwise you could be getting letter's week's late and by then many of the days will be filled.
 

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some schools, like louisville assigns you an interview date
 

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Well, I'm going to give you the flip-side of the latter opinions. I work in a job that requires frequent overnight travel. If my company was not disorganized and lax, they would have realized long ago that my travels to interviews (in addition to night classes for prereqs) was really affecting my performance and gotten rid of me long ago. I still try to work my schedule around work as much as possible, but a couple interviews made me cancel week long business trips which left me unbillable instead...not a good thing when your performance is being evaluated. So my advice is to make sure the company knows this is going to happen...or be prepared to quietly slip away to interviews by calling in sick, b/c they don't always fall at convenient times, and it is sometimes hard to schedule anything depending on the school. Good luck!
 
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I think it depends. All the schools that invited me to interview had a date assigned.
 

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I had the choice to choose the date that worked best for me, granted that is if they do interview on that day. Most schools only interview on specific days of the week, so it is best to call them ASAP to choose the earliest date that works for you.
 

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thanks so much for all the posts
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Well, I'm going to give you the flip-side of the latter opinions. I work in a job that requires frequent overnight travel. If my company was not disorganized and lax, they would have realized long ago that my travels to interviews (in addition to night classes for prereqs) was really affecting my performance and gotten rid of me long ago. I still try to work my schedule around work as much as possible, but a couple interviews made me cancel week long business trips which left me unbillable instead...not a good thing when your performance is being evaluated. So my advice is to make sure the company knows this is going to happen...or be prepared to quietly slip away to interviews by calling in sick, b/c they don't always fall at convenient times, and it is sometimes hard to schedule anything depending on the school. Good luck!

I was thinking of explaining to them that i am applying for professional school but don't you think that this would affect me getting the job? I mean if they expect me to travel, I would think they would have a tentative list or something not just have me travel out of the blue? So if I have a work schedule so to say, I can work around it
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