Interview while in the 3rd trimester (2nd child)Jan 2
I’m looking to leave my current position of 1.5 years. I’ve been tapering off on the applications (and only looking internally - different company then Tableau) as my February due date approaches.
Just landed an interview for an internal position I applied at in early November.
This is my 2nd kid...so I feel like just being upfront and saying I know the timing seems inconvenient - but I have an idea of what’s going to happen. I also worked through my 1st (after 3 months).
Should I address this at all?
- Microsoft 4655434bIt could be an interesting move... legally, they cannot really ask you much about your pregnancy. If you address it first it could actually make it harder for them to use it against as now there’s a ‘record’ of the fact that this was discussed...
- Microsoft UG8Dd3Maybe wait until you’re back after maternity leave? You’re gonna have to ramp up on new role, leave and then re-ramp.
Maybe you can speak to the urgency of why you need to leave your current role now? That’s what any rational human is going to ask if they end up interviewing you.
- Microsoft / Eng😭🤷 t🆒I personally recommend waiting to interview/switch this far along. Most women are obviously pregnant at this stage and although they can't say anything, rejection for other reasons can veil the truth easily.
A new baby presents unique struggles as each is different than the previous and might be more needy or an easier baby than your first child. I couldn't imagine having a short ramp up period with a long leave then ramping up again. Pregnancy brain is real.