How Do I Explain My 'Other' Job?

Dear Experts, I was at an interview last week with a company for a sales job, I was doing great in the interview and then they mentioned the occasional need to travel on the weekends. This wasn't in the job description online when I applied. I said I have a weekend job and it would be tough but I would need advance notice. The interviewer looked at my resume and noticed a current part-time job wasn't listed, so she asked me what I did. I stammered and said I wasn't at liberty to say. The truth is, I'm a male stripper. I started in college part-time and make great money. So, I don't want to give it up. What should I do? The company hasn't called since and I'm sure it's because she thinks I'm lying to her, but if I call and say what I do I'm guessing I won't get the job either. Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#288 Depending on position, PT job may block emp. Think: Sat nite strip-Mon a.m. biz mtg w/ someone recognz U. Difficult spot. (@dawnbugni) Q#288 If travel involved u will need 2 make arrangements as part of full-time role. No need to mention. [1/2] (@DebraWheatman) Q#288 Learn frm. the experience from this interview. For ur career, do not mention other role. Not a business conflict. [2/2] (@DebraWheatman) Q#288 Answer to question: Don't explain. Next time: "I'm not availalbe during weekends." When pressed: family obligations. (@CareerBranches) Q#288 Cloaking ur response not good. Agree w/@AskAManager: frame it as work at club. Chalk it up as interview practice. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#288 Saying you weren't willing to say sounds sketchy. Should have said you worked at a club. Probably too late to fix now. (@AskAManager) Q#288 Do u want ST $ or LT gain? Ur choice. & is sales 4 u now? Sales often requires travel, wknd, nite wk. (@juliaerickson) Q#288 You may be out of luck, so just move on. If you appear to be hiding something, it can be a big turn-off for employers. (@gradversity) Q#288 Too late to fix interview. PLUS PT stripper job will lead to more professional roadblocks. Make a change.(@jtodonnell) Q#288 I'd stop stripping if I could get a sales gig I enjoyed. Income potential=much higher. (@beneubanks) Q#288 No legal obligtn 2 tell abt pt job, but I would be honest. If you're not hired b/c of it, u know fit is wrong. (@sweetcareers) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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