Can I postpone a job interview because of sickness?

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PostRe: Can I postpone a job interview because of sickness?
by Clarkman » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:06 am

OrangeXMS wrote:
Frosty the Clarkman wrote:Additionally, in the time you wait to reschedule, the other candidate could be off the market. It is not game theory optimal to wait.


Wouldn't you reschedule the person who's ill, but go ahead and offer the first person the job if you wanted them?


Nope, other way round. You'd go ahead with the arranged interview, and only agree to reschedule with the ill candidate if the other one wasn't viable for the position.

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PostRe: Can I postpone a job interview because of sickness?
by OrangeRKN » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:53 am

So what, you'd tell them when they ring that you might be happy to reschedule but you'll let them know later?

If that happened to me I'd probably tell them to not bother

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PostRe: Can I postpone a job interview because of sickness?
by Hime » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:13 am

I'd email them saying something along the lines of you're not well but still happy to attend. If they offer to reschedule then at least you know they're genuinely interested in hiring you, if they don't then maybe it's not worth your time.

It also depends how much you want the job, it's all well and good saying they're not worth working for if they won't reschedule but if it's your dream job in a competitive field with you and the other candidate being equally good then it might be worth trying to get through it. I don't think you should have to do that but it might be the reality of the situation.

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PostRe: Can I postpone a job interview because of sickness?
by Madness » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:45 am

Good news everyone, my fever has broken and I think I’m going to be OK enough to attend tomorrow regardless - but thank you all for the advice! Now I just have to get the job :slol:

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PostRe: Can I postpone a job interview because of sickness?
by OrangeRKN » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:16 pm

Good luck!


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