Gracefully bowing out in a small, small world
August 26, 2007 6:40 PM Subscribe
It's easy to find information about acing an interview, but how to gracefully bow out if during that process you determine it isn't a great fit?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It's very easy to find references to nailing interviews on the Internet--but difficult to dig up information about how to proceed if the candidate doesn't believe the position a good fit but doesn't want to burn any bridges in the future (it's a small, small world after all).
Obviously, if you don't think you will accept the job if offered, it saves the company a lot of time (and money!) if you do not proceed in the hiring process--but how do you word such a request without offending or alienating the hiring party?