Cancelling Callback Etiquette

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Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby BrightLine » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:13 pm

What is the etiquette for canceling an accepted callback? Is this allowed? How close to the interview is too soon? Who should one contact? Should it be email or phone?

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:17 pm

I think people do this frequently. I'd imagine you should contact the recruiter by phone and let them know.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby traehekat » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:24 pm

Just don't do it the morning of or something like that.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:33 pm

If you have already accepted an offer (or would not take an offer from the CB firm) then you should cancel no matter what. Once you know, let them know.

traehekat wrote:Just don't do it the morning of or something like that.


Caveat: if you legitimately got an offer that morning that you would take over the CB firm then you probably should. It's not a pretty situation either way but cancelling is better than wasting their time imo. But you shouldn't wait until the morning of if you knew days before.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:12 pm

What if the firm is in another city and they've already booked a flight for you?

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What if the firm is in another city and they've already booked a flight for you?


Still cancel.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby shock259 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:53 pm

What's the nicest way of phrasing the email? Just say that you've received an offer at another firm that would prefer to work at?

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby beachbum » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:01 pm

shock259 wrote:What's the nicest way of phrasing the email? Just say that you've received an offer at another firm that would prefer to work at?


I think so, yeah. Just keep it simple: you've accepted an offer with another firm and, while you appreciate their time and consideration, you will not be able to attend your callback on x date.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:02 pm

beachbum wrote:I think so, yeah. Just keep it simple: you've accepted an offer with another firm and, while you appreciate their time and consideration, you will not be able to attend your callback on x date. Boom. Headshot.


FTFY

I saw your ninja edit and felt like it needed to be added back and improved upon.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:02 pm

Any other thoughts on email vs phone?

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any other thoughts on email vs phone?


my CSO says phone.

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Re: Cancelling Callback Etiquette

Postby Snape » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:24 pm

CSO is wrong. Unless its the day-of there is absolutely no need to call. Did the firms you didn't get a callback at call? No way, you are rejecting their callback and only need to send a polite and professional email.




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