24 June, 2012
Could Canceling an Interview Hurt Chances of Hiring?
A few weeks ago I canceled an interview because I was extremely sick, and I didn't want to spread my germs to the family which included two very young children. I called and explained the situation and apologized. Mom said she understood and we scheduled a date for the following weekend. Well two days before the interview I got a call from mom saying they had hired someone, and I was no longer needed. She said that I had seemed lovely over the phone, and my resume and references were fantastic, and that she and her husband were looking forward to meeting me, but they had not liked that I had canceled the first interview and had to go with someone more reliable. I didn't say anything other than thanking her for the opportunity and wishing them well. My question is, was I wrong to cancel? Parents would you view a nanny that cancels the first interview as unreliable even if all her references say otherwise?
at 12:27 PM