What To Do When an Interview Falls Through: Tips for Responding to Cancelations

When an interview falls through, it can be frustrating. Here are some tips for responding to cancellations:

  1. Be understanding.
    If the interviewer has canceled, it’s likely because something came up. Be understanding, and don’t take the cancellation personally.
  1. Send a thank-you note.
    Thank the interviewer for their time and offer to stay in touch. Include your contact information so the interviewer can follow up.
  1. Let them know you’re still interested.
    If you’re still interested in the position, let the interviewer know. Explain why you’re interested and let them know what you’re prepared to do to demonstrate your qualifications.
  1. Don’t react too quickly.
    Take some time to process the situation, and don’t react too quickly. It can be helpful to write out your thoughts and feelings before responding.
  1. Be persistent.
    If the position still interests you, be persistent and keep reaching out. Chances are the interviewer will want to meet with you again.
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