Anonymous User wrote:Had 18 preselect (13 day 1, 5 day 2) and cancelled 3 of the 1st day ones. 10 in a day is about all I can imagine myself doing at a reasonably high level!
I'd like to start by saying that there's nothing terribly wrong with cancelling interviews, if you don't think you can handle that many in a day. Also, many people on this board who are alternates will be very grateful to you. However, my advice to anyone with a full day of interviews will always be to just tough it out for the day. Each and every screener is an opportunity at a job and you never know how the process will shake out down the road. Each screener is also an incredible opportunity to practice your interviewing skills, because you'll get either direct or indirect (non-verbal) feedback immediately, which is really helpful for your remaining interviews.
For anyone else considering cancelling, I can tell you that having 16 screeners in 1 day is doable. My advice is to keep all of them and prepare for each one equally, even if you have a completely full day's worth.