There are several reasons that could cause someone to turn down an interview opportunity. Example 1: Email to decline an interview Once you are 100% sure that you want to decline a second interview, it's polite to do so without delay. Email is an appropriate way to contact the company. Thank you very much for considering me for the Job Title position and for inviting me to an interview with Company Name.
However, I would like to withdraw my application for this position. During a job search, it may seem counterproductive to decline a job interview, but there are several reasons why turning down an interview is the right decision. Undoubtedly, there are other reasons for refusing a job opportunity: future co-workers, manager, location, daily trips, payment, etc. However, my circumstances have changed since I submitted my application and, sadly, I must respectfully decline this opportunity.
Freelance or contract work can fill temporary gaps and provide good income for a specified period of time (weeks or months). There are many reasons why you may have decided, after submitting your application and resume, that you no longer want this particular job. Be rude in your communications with the hiring manager and you could end up being excluded from other jobs that are more in line with your goals. As rude as employers may be to job seekers, you don't want them to think that you've “misled” them.
Make sure you don't rush and deny yourself the opportunity to learn more about the company and the job. Work also happens, and an unexpected promotion or other organizational change can change your desire to find a new job. However, for many reasons, including maintaining your reputation as a professional, politely declining a job interview to keep the door open without burning bridges is a really good idea. If you have accepted a job offer at another company, it's polite and professional to immediately cancel any upcoming job interviews you have scheduled.
Since I initially applied for this position, I was offered and accepted a job at another company, so I respectfully decline this offer. If you decide to decline an interview, ensure that it is within 24 hours of receiving the invitation to the interview. Thank you for considering me for the Job Title position and inviting me to an interview with Company Name. If you've applied for a position that no longer interests you, you may have to decline an interview offer.