For those of you who don’t know, my husband’s name is Mo and we love making up Mo things. For example, our other business is called Moe Deals, we’ve contemplated creating a car washing business called No Mo Dirt. Well, today there is no mo ghosting!
Have you heard of ghosting before? Urban dictionary defines it as When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person, with zero warning or notice beforehand. You’ll mostly see them avoiding friend’s phone calls, social media, and avoiding them in public.
Have you ever been ghosted or have you ghosted someone?
I have been ghosted, for all three examples and you know what, it really sucks! Ghosting is happening more and more these days and I’m here to help you avoid ghosting someone for an interview. In past episodes, I’ve talked with you about how half of my scheduled interviewees actually show up.
I’m here today to persuade you and educate you on how you can avoid ghosting for an interview and not create a super awkward position for you or the other party involved when you’re not interested in a position or an interview.
Imagine if you have a scheduled interview with who you think is the hiring manager of a business, you look into the business more after your phone interview and you find out that you’re not interested in an interview, so you ghost them. Well, now imagine if you do this, but it wasn’t just the hiring manager that you were speaking with, it was an employment agency. This agency could work with hundreds of companies and now, you’re out of the running for every. Single. One of them! That’s a heavy price to pay for not wanting to work with one company isn’t it?! You’ve just burnt that bridge and you won’t be able to get another interview with those hundreds of local jobs in the community.
Now, lets say that you’re interviewing with many companies and one wants to hire you, however, you’re still in the interviewing process. You still want to interview with company B, but A just offered you a job. Now you’re in a real pickle right? Well, it’s not so bad! I’ll give you an example of what you can say to company A, and B in this situation. To company A, you can thank them for the opportunity and offer for the position, but you’re also in the interviewing process for another company and ask if you can give them a response back on X date. Make sure to tell company A that you wouldn’t be doing your own future or possibly the future of company A, a justice if you don’t interview with company B. This will give you the opportunity to release company B from your mind for longevity with company A.
To company B, you can email or call them to inform them that you’ve got offered a position, but you’re super interested in company B, but Company A needs an answer by X date. You won’t be satisfied if you pass up the opportunity to company B, which may just be the perfect fit for you and for them. Ask if you’re able to get the interview process date expedited.
If they really love you they’ll be interested and move up your interview. Can anyone point out another positive here? They could get into a “bidding” war for you. Who can offer more benefits or pay? Right now with the employment rate being so low, it is an employees market, I’ll tell you that!
My second example today is if you want to get out of an interview that you’re just not that into simply sends an email to the hiring manager letting them know that you’re going to move on and simply choose another company, that you’re declining the interview offer and thank them for the opportunity and their time.
You want to make sure to let them know that you are declining the offer. Otherwise, they may think that you’ll be interested in the future, or that you need some more time. By actually stating that you’re declining the offer and choosing to go with another company will give them the information that they’ll need and they will probably thank you for the email.
Today I’ve given you two good examples of how not to ghost someone, by giving you real-life examples that you can tell a potential employer you’re just not that into them. If you want help with a written email, send me an email with the subject line- “no thank you for your offer”.
You’re looking for a way out of your current job. I’ve been there and I’m here to lend you a helping hand to get out.
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