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Invite to interview - change of mind

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by mcphie58, May 11, 2020.

  1. mcphie58

    mcphie58 New commenter

    I have received an invite to interview and had, before being shortlisted for interview, changed my mind about this particular application.
    Now I have been shortlisted for interview how can I decline/withdraw from the process and not have them think I have wasted their time? What should I put in an email?
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Just say thanks but no thanks.
    Don’t worry, it happens all the time!
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  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I agree just a short simple reply to say, that unfortunately due to a change in circumstance (which a change of mind is so you're not lying ;)) you thank them for the invite to interview, but on this occasion will now have to decline.
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  4. steely1

    steely1 Occasional commenter

    Agree fully with this. I've done this myself on one occasion, and the school simply responded with an email saying "Thank you for letting us know in advance".
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  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Do it fast, so they have time to invite someone else!

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  6. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Much better than just not turning up( which also happens quite frequently)
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  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Dear .....

    I wish to withdraw my application and therefore will not be attending the interview on ....

    Thankyou for the offer and I wish you every success in finding the right applicant.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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