I will be having an interview tomorrow.
It is scheduled during work hours.
I don't know if I should take the entire day of, or if I should leave work early. Part of what makes the whole thing complicated is I would like to keep the interview discreet. I don't want my current company to know about it.
I've considered the following scenarios so far:
- Leave early. Since I want to keep my interview discreet, it would involve lying to my colleagues. Additionally, to make things more complicated I have another engagement later during the day, with someone from the company. And I cannot miss that appointment.
This option is basically, at some point going "hey, I need to go, I have a friend I need to meet, but I'll be back for the evening meeting"
- Take the entire day off. While it avoids lying and the awkward situation of just disappearing for a few hours and then returning, I fear it would make me interviewing obvious since it's out of the blue and I will have to take others as well, for future interviews.
What is your advice? What would you do in this situation?