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A coworker put me in contact with an agency that I have absolutely have no desire to work for. The company’s recruiter has reached out to set up an interview. Most graceful way to decline?

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Hi, thanks for reaching out, but I do not have any interest in leaving my current job. Please stay in touch in the future

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You never know where that recruiter may be working next. Schedule a call and sell yourself. Then follow up with a warm email letting her know your situation has changed but that you really enjoyed your conversation and would like to stay in touch.

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Your co-worker should not have done that without checking with you first. Depending on further context, either do one phone call as an informational interview to check it out and establish contact for the future, then say you'll think about it, then in a few days say you thought about it but decline nicely (decided to stay where I am now, blah blah but thank you SO MUCH for considering me). Or, write back saying that your personal and professional objectives recently have shifted and you're not currently actively looking for new opportunities but thank you SO MUCH for considering me and I'll make sure to reach out in the future should I start looking again. And tell your friend not to do that again.

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Talk to the recruiter and high ball your salary. It can’t hurt. If they offered you a 50% pay jump, wouldn’t you at least consider it?

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^ Yes, I definitely recommend option 1, too

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