Canceling callbacks

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Canceling callbacks

Postby gibby » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:06 am

How does one go about canceling callbacks? Is it better to do over the phone or via email, and what do you say?

I'm sorry, I know this has likely been asked here before. Thank you.

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Re: Canceling callbacks

Postby monkey85 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:12 am

Email is good, and they appreciate the notice since then they do not have to further scrutinize your file, if they were thinking about giving you an offer.

Dear [Recruiter],


I will be unable to continue in the interview process with [Firm you are rejecting] as I have accepted an offer to join [X Firm - I would include this since it saves the extra email in which they inevitably ask whom you chose]. Thank you for the opportunity to interview and I appreciated all your assistance in the recruiting process.

All the best,

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Re: Canceling callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:42 pm

Eh I just cancelled a bunch over the phone. They don't care, they just want you off the schedule if you are no longer a candidate, and they want to know which firm you went with so that they can feel sorry for themselves.

Seriously, HR doesn't care- they are coordinating 10's if not 100's of callbacks and you are just a drop in the bucket.

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