It’s easy to stop the interview if you are in the running to get a job. Diane Farrell is the career services director of the University of North Georgia. She says the best way to proceed is to send a polite and brief email to the hiring team thanking them for their consideration and informing them that you have decided to not move forward.
Farrell who has been in the career service industry for more than 20 year warns that you shouldn’t disappear from your employer. If you withdraw from the process, inform the team as soon as possible.
Keep the email friendly, and show your appreciation. She says, “You’re trying to leave as positively as you can.” There’s no reason to give a detailed explanation of why you are withdrawing. This could be perceived as criticism.
Farrell: “You do not have to be specific.” You don’t want to destroy bridges .”
Why do you want to withdraw from an interview?
Farrell says that you can withdraw from an interview until you have accepted a job. You may need to have several conversations before you can decide if you want the job.
Below are some common reasons why you may withdraw from an interview:
Farrell advises asking questions to get an idea of what the employer’s priority is and if the position appeals to your personality. Remember that the job description is not always correct.
It is frustrating and slow. The 2022 Talent Board’s report on the experience of job candidates revealed that some people who were interviewed by North American firms dropped out due to hiring teams not respecting their time. A long interview process and poor communication can tell you much about the culture of a company.
You won’t get the pay you expect. The company may offer you a position, only to find that the budget of the business is far lower than your desired salary. You may want to leave if they refuse to negotiate to your satisfaction.
Accepted another job offer. After you accept an offer for a job and sign an agreement, it is a great idea to stop any ongoing search. You should be cautious when you are interviewing multiple times for the same job. Do not accept one if you don’t want to lose the other. Farrell advises against withdrawing from an agreement after it has been signed. It could damage your relationship with the organization .”