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I've been job hunting for a while now and have been to several job interviews while still working my current job.
Normally I have managed to arrange these in the early morning, at lunchtime or towards the end of the day. This makes it easier to be subtle at my current workplace and not disrupt my work too much. But now I've been invited to a second round interview for a senior position which involves a 90 min. interview including strategy presentation. Including travel time, whatever I do I will disrupt my current workload and very clearly be out of the office for an extended period.
Should I be honest with my current manager about my situation? Take annual leave (I've had rather a lot recently and it's probably starting to look suspicious)? Ignore it and hope no one notices? I'm erring towards annual leave. Any thoughts?