I had an interview from the recruiter agency last week which I think went fairly well and even proceeded to sending my CV to her client. Then the recruiter sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that their client would like to invite me to have a Skype interview tomorrow morning. The next step might be the employer will meet me.
By the way I'm currently not employed.
My problem is:
- On the questionnaire, I answered "immediately" to the "Period of joining" question. However, a family emergency happened to my mom over weekend concerning to her health (more on the spine area, which needs treatment immediately) and we need to fly back home this week for around 2-3 weeks to our home country to seek treatment and fly back again here. She's having difficulty in walking so I have to accompany her.
- I know I'm still only in the early part of hiring process; but how should I properly break the news that I'll be flying home for around 2 weeks? Should I mention it right away to the recruiter before the interview for her client? Or mention it to the employer right away? Or just wait for the job offer first and mention my availability of first day of work?