How to Cancel a Job Interview
Regardless of the circumstances, it’s important to let the employer know as soon as possible that you’re not going to be able to make it to your interview appointment. If at all possible, don’t wait until the last minute. Let the employer/interviewer know as soon as you’re aware you can’t make it.
When You Don’t Want to Reschedule
If you have decided that you’re truly not interested in the position after all, and you don’t want to go to the interview, it is common courtesy to let the interviewer know that you have withdrawn your candidacy for the position.
Call or Email the Hiring Manager
Should you decide that there’s no way you’d want the job (or if you’ve decided to accept another job offer), call or email the person who scheduled the interview to let them know that you are not going to attend the interview. Provide as much notice as possible. There’s no need to give a reason or an explanation.
When You Want to Reschedule the Interview
When you still want the interview, but can’t make it at the scheduled time, email or call the person who scheduled the interview. If you email and don’t hear back right away, make a call so that you know the interviewer gets the message.