Job interview etiquette


Spent the afternoon interviewing today for an analyst to support our direct and digital marketing work at Medway Council.

One of the candidates didn’t show up. At all.

We called her and she said that she wasn’t interested in the job at all. She’d changed her mind since we arranged the interview with her a week ago. It hadn’t crossed her mind to let us know that she wasn’t coming.

Since when did that become acceptable behaviour!?

I know people change their minds or get another job so won’t want to come for an interview. But in those circumstances surely a phone call or just an email is the polite thing to do?

You never know when you might meet people again in your career, so a bit of common decency and politeness wouldn’t go amiss.