You’ve interviewed for a job, but ultimately decided that you don’t want it. How do you let them down easy and leave the door open for future opportunities?
Let’s say you’re on the hunt for a new job. Three interviews in, you realize it’s not the place for you—maybe the position doesn’t seem like a good fit, or you didn’t hit it off with your potential boss. You do, however, want to stay in touch with the hiring manager or recruiter, in case a different role opens up down the road. How do you proceed?