Delaying starting date at LinkedIn

Undisclosed trxtv
Dec 8, 2018 7 Comments

I am thinking of joining LI as a SWE. However due to a mixture of reasons(some personal, some professional) I want to delay the starting date by a few months.

Has anyone successfully delayed joining date at LinkedIn ? How long did you manage to postpone the date ?

I am looking for some tips on how to convince HR to accept a delayed date, so please help out.

LI folks any insights from you ? Everyone else is welcome to contribute ideas as well.

P.S- it's not because of Visa issues.

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  • Facebook 한국
    Had a friend who did so at fb. It’s usually pretty easy if it’s not too long (couple months should be fine). Just talk with your recruiter.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Google wrinkle
    I failed at this recently. My learnings: do not ask for more time, tell them 'i can only join in 3 months as I'm excited to wrap my current project before leaving. I understand if that doesn't work for you, but unfortunately it's the best I can do.'
    Dec 8, 2018 1
    • Microsoft myuter
      You were trying to delay starting date by 3 months ? Did they say why they couldn't wait ?
      Dec 8, 2018
  • LinkedIn szMU77
    I joined a little more than 2 months later after acceptance of the offer. I asked for it and recruiter was very welcoming. The reason was that I wanted to wait for some bulky vest event in my old company.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Square acmmember
    I was told you must join within two months after the acceptance of your offer.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Google RealSundar
    Also depends on pipeline if they have other qualified candidates they can go to #2.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Box Voldy
    Only reasons they might say no is if they have a immediate need (rare) or if they have budgeting constraints ( have to hire before eoy , etc)
    Dec 8, 2018 0

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