The Ministry of Manpower noted that 11,350 people in Singapore got retrenched in the first half of this year. If you were one of them, it’s understandable if you have been sending out your resume like crazy, applying for anything that you vaguely qualify for on job sites, in the hopes that the numbers will skew in your favour.
But what happens when you actually get called down for an interview, only to realise you don’t actually want the job after all?
While a situation like this might be uncomfortable, especially if you don’t want to offend any prospective employers, it’s not exactly uncommon.
So what exactly are the best practices when it comes to a situation like this? Should you still go ahead and interview just to scope out the situation in person? Or should you respectfully decline so as to save everyone’s time?
We speak to experienced recruiter Kevin Matthews, managing director of KR Partners, founder and CEO of Candid-Intel — a start-up utilising the power of blockchain that will transform the way talent is acquired — on what you should do when something like this happens.