Q : I am currently working as a software developer and I am thinking about leaving my current job - but getting time off to interview is proving difficult. My current employer is really strict about time. I can't book leave less than a month in advance, and sick days must be accounted for. What can I do?
A : Businesses are practical and understand the constraints on people's time. You'll find many are willing to interview candidates outside 9-5. Skype and video interviews are also popular, offering more flexibility to candidates.
The key thing is to be upfront with your recruiter about your availability and what you can and can't do. They're the middle-person between you and the employer. They'll ensure practicalities like interview times are agreed upon ahead of time. Keep them in the loop.