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Have you ever stopped an interview mid way because you realised the job wasn't right for you at all?

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Yes I have. Both as an interviewer and interviewee

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Feels extreme and rude to stop mid chat. But mid process certainly.

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I’ve always finished the interview, and then in an email explained why I won’t be going to the next stage. Buys time to actually think it through

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You mean the actual chat not the process right? How do you do that? Just hang up?

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I have: “hey, I’m so sorry, you guys sound great but this role doesn’t seem like a great fit for me and I don’t want to waste any more of your time. Best of luck in your search!”

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Not mid-talk but mid-process I have. No one wants their time wasted.

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Their loss. Closed-minded dopes.

I have: “Sorry I can’t hear you clearly. You’re cutting off. Hello? x10” Hang up.

Seems crazy to cut off mid convo but maybe just me

Yes. I’ve stopped interviews/turned down CCO roles that reported to the CMO or CTO. I’ve turned down ECD roles that reported to the CSD. I stopped an interview once when they wanted me to report and work under the Strategy Lead. Any role that marginalizes creative leadership I want NOTHING to do with and it’s a waste of time to keep talking.

You can end an interview politely by saying “thanks but I don’t feel this aligns with where I want to take my career”. It’s not like you’re saying STFU MOFO I’M DONE HERE. 😂

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