I was listening to a podcast the other day and they were talking about The Great Resignation, which I've talked about many times on my Instagram.. They looked at the number of job openings and the number of people looking for jobs and there aren't enough people to fill all the positions. This is putting employees in a position of power.
This is GREAT news for employees looking to make a change in pay, industry or jobs.
The down side? Apparently people are accepting interviews and jobs and just not showing up - to the interview or the first day of the job.
This is terrible! If you have accepted and scheduled an interview but then decide you are no longer interested, that's okay! Just let them know. Send them an email thanking them for the time and setting up the interview but you are no longer interested in the position. As a former recruiter, I can't tell you how frustrating it was when people didn't show. It takes a space from others who are interested and it wastes time. You may not think it's a big deal, but it can follow you around. You would be surprised how small job markets, industries and the recruiting circles can be. Once you have your name attached to a no-show (or multiples!), it will be VERY hard to find another great opportunity.
There's nothing wrong with changing your mind, just give a heads up to the person interviewing you (at least 24 hours before the interview) to let them know things have changed.
The same goes with a job. If you have accepted a job offer and you change your mind, let them know. A LOT goes into setting things up for a new employee and their first day. From IT to computer setup to desk setup to on-boarding to training, and beyond - people have altered their schedules to ensure you have a successful start to your career with this new company. If you have decided to take another job or keep looking, that is your choice. But again, let them know things have changed. Thank them for their time and wish them the best. Just like with interviews, not showing up on your first day and not telling anyone, can follow you around.
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Happy job hunting!