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Career, Job Seeker

How to Cancel an Interview

When looking for work, you may need to cancel or reschedule a job interview – how you do it could burn a bridge or leave a good impression.


Scheduling interviews can be a complex process.

Be considerate. When candidates cancel appointments with little or no warning, it can affect the schedule of many individuals including hiring managers, HR staffers, recruiters and other candidates.

Use social intelligence skills to keep relationships intact. You never know when a connection might help your future career.

Notice – Try to give at least 24 hr notice.

Make it brief – State the purpose of your correspondence, e.g. to cancel or reschedule. Always thank them for the opportunity and apologize for the cancellation or rescheduling, it is always good to give an explanation, e.g. I have accepted another offer.

Call – Make a phone call. It is more personable than text or email.

Apologize – An apology will show that you are considerate of the hiring manager’s time.

Learn more in the Dice article “The Right Way to Cancel a Job Interview”.


Read Employment E-News – June 2018 – A Great Time to Look for Work

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About Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Whether you're looking for a job, or wanting to hire new skilled job ready employees , the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre can help. Locations in Pickering and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.


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