At Sloane Staffing, we’ve been working hard for one of our clients who can’ t find good employees in West Palm Beach. Unfortunately this morning, we had the worst possible situation happen for our client - the candidate they were supposed to interview was a “no-show.” In case you can’t figure it out by the name, a “no-show” is a person who has made a reservation, booking, or appointment but neither keeps nor cancels it. So, we thought it would be important to explain why you should NEVER no-show to an interview.
Besides the obvious reason of it being rude - every person in the company you were scheduled to meet with and interview with, has cleared their calendars for a block of time. They are just sitting there, waiting for you. By not showing up, or even calling to say you are not coming, reflects extremely poorly on the recruiter or HR person you worked with to get you that interview. It is completely out of the recruiters control whether you show up or not.
Another reason why you should never no-show, is that your name and reputation will be tarnished. And not just at the company you didn’t show up to. Recruiters will make notes not to send you to anymore interviews, and in small towns like West Palm Beach or Boca Raton, you will have trouble landing a job. In small towns, word travels fast, and even if you are a very strong candidate, no-showing starts you off on the completely wrong foot and with a bad first impression.
We can’t stress this enough here at Sloane Staffing, always, always show up to your interview or call and let them know you are running late or won’t be coming. For more tips and tricks on how to prepare for an interview, check out Live Career.