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How do you tell a recruiter that you are no longer interested in interviewing for a position without burning bridges? I spoke with HR and then the direct manager and realized it may not be a good fit for me. What do I say?

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Be honest! If it’s not a right fit now, doesn’t mean you’ll never want to work there. Diplomatically share the reasons why, and say you’d like to keep the door open for future opportunities that better fit. It’s better than wasting your time (and theirs).

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