01 Jan

In the competitive world of job hunting, one cardinal rule stands out: always show up for your scheduled interview. As the Founder and CEO of Recruiting & Consulting Firm Riderflex, I always emphasize the critical importance of this simple act.

No-Shows: A Career Misstep-

Not attending an interview without prior notification isn't just a missed opportunity; it's a red flag to recruiters and potential employers. It speaks volumes about your reliability and professional etiquette. In my extensive experience in executive recruitment and crisis management, I've seen firsthand how such actions can tarnish a candidate's reputation in the long term.

Building Trust with Recruiters-

Your relationship with a recruiter is a professional partnership. Just as you rely on them to present you with opportunities, they count on your commitment and responsiveness. A no-show can significantly strain this relationship, closing doors to potential future opportunities.

My Insights-

Every interview is a chance to network, learn, and showcase your skills. Even if you decide the role isn't right for you, attending the interview and following up with honest feedback demonstrates integrity and professionalism. It's these traits that make you memorable in the right way.


Remember, in a world where opportunities are hard-won, showing up is more than just physical presence; it's a testament to your professional character.


Be sure to check out our latest book, The Riderflex Guide 2.0: Mastering Job Interviews. Available on Amazon.



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