While it certainly can be exciting to land a job interview, it seems as though a lot of folks may not care all that much, because a new report suggests more and more job seekers are actually ghosting interviews.
According to a new Robert Half survey:
- 39% of senior managers say job interview ghosting is more common now than two years ago.
- The most common industries to report candidates cutting off communication include technology (48%) and administrative and customer support (42%).
- When professionals were asked why they ghosted interviews, responses included:
- The interview process was poor (33%)
- They received another job offer (29%)
- The job was not what they expected (23%)
- A mandatory return-to-office policy was implemented (16%)
- And it’s not just ghosting that’s causing companies to miss out on potential employees.
- 56% of senior managers say they missed out on potential hires because:
- The candidate wanted more schedule flexibility (40%)
- The company took too long to make an offer (35%)
- They didn't meet the candidate's salary expectations (24%)
Source: Robert Half