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Old 08-06-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I was recently applying for security jobs around the same time. I eventually landed one of them. But before I was hired, I get two other calls wanting an interview?

How can I cancel the interviews without looking bad? Like what do I say?
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:50 PM
 
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Just call them and tell them that you appreciate them reaching out to you for an interview, but you've accepted a position. Let them know if anything changes, you will reach back out to them.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:28 PM
 
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interviewing - Gracefuly backing out of an onsite interview - The Workplace Stack Exchange
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Do not use the term reach out. It is cliched and annoying. Just simply contact them and explain you were hired elsewhere. If anything changes call them or send an email.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:40 AM
 
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i would just let them know that you appreciate their interest in you for their position but that you have accepted another offer.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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I was recently applying for security jobs around the same time. I eventually landed one of them. But before I was hired, I get two other calls wanting an interview?

How can I cancel the interviews without looking bad? Like what do I say?
Just say that you appreciate the opportunity to interview for the position, but you have received and accepted another offer and ask to be withdrawn from consideration.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: 1000 miles from nowhere
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Keep it short and simple, but regardless yes-- you should make a point of canceling the interview versus just not showing up. Never burn a bridge, in case this or future jobs don't work out. Employers (not all, but some) keep tracking logs of applicants and being a no-call, no show could potentially black list you.

Good luck at your new job!
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I've had to do this plenty of times. Just contact them and thank them for the opportunity, but say that you have to cancel because you just accepted another offer. Most of the time you'll get an email back saying "thanks for letting us know. good luck with your new position!"
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