I applied for a contract sales job at a company, and there were several steps to the interview process. I practiced, studied, and passed the first step. The Hiring Manager was enthusiastic about my skills.
Soon after, I read in the news that the business was going bankrupt.
That was alarming, as I was scheduled for a follow-up interview soon.
I was intrigued to see what the hiring manager would say. I reached out to her for clarification, and let her know I would like to cancel the interview if the company was going out of business.
Client: So sorry, I didn’t even know our business was going bankrupt. Yes, let’s postpone this interview for a later time, until I hear more about what Management will do. Thanks for contacting us!
One day I’m dreaming about my potential new role, the next day the business might not exist. That’s how things go these days, I guess.