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Applied to a job a couple weeks ago and HR person reached out to me recently but having second thoughts. If I don’t call back, will I get blacklisted? Will this ruin my chances of applying again?

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Just call back and say you’re no longer interested at this time. Make up something like a change in circumstance. No one can force you to any interview.

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Sorry PwC1. You're absolutely right. I shouldn't have said that and I take it back. And I know this is anonymous and we don't know each other but just so you know I don't suck as a human being, I've never ghosted anyone, interview or dating. And I never will. I became really good friends with some guys who I went on dates before just because I was honest, and it made me sad that all of them thanked me for letting them know instead of ghosting. Every. Single. One. Thanked me. So I totally agree with you. What I really meant was: I have heard of (and in some cases understand, in the case of stalkers, for example) ghosting in dating, but I've never heard of ghosting in professional life and that is kind of a new low.

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I would call back and just say not right now. That would leave you on better terms.

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It’s not okay to ghost ever. Let’s get back to being normal human beings and buck these disturbing trends in humanity. Character is becoming more and more valuable. Don’t squander an opportunity to demonstrate it.

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Yeah is there a reason why you wouldn't call back? It's ok to ghost in dating but I've never heard of ghosting in interviews...it's a small world and it might ruin your chances of applying at other places when word gets out. Just call and do what ^they said. I once turned down an interview because I got an offer I wanted to accept. Told them the truth and still in touch with some of those people.

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