Interview Cancellation Policy and Interviewing Tips

Interview Cancellation Policy

If you cancel an interview (mock, full-time or internship) within seven days before the event, you will be required to write a letter of apology to the employer. This will be considered an official cancellation. Your typed apology letter must be turned in to the Pomerantz Career Center staff in an un-sealed, addressed and stamped envelope within two business days of the cancelled interview. Until your letter has been received, your Handshake account will be temporarily de-activated. 

We understand there may be circumstances which may cause you to cancel an interview, such as accepting a job offer or a second interview, hospitalization, or a death in the family. Any of these situations may prevent you from keeping your appointment. If you cancel two interviews without a valid reason (such as those stated above), you WILL lose your Handshake account privileges for the remainder of the academic year. 

 

Things to Consider Before Interviewing On-Campus

Employers are on a strict recruiting schedule and they want to hire UI students. Our goal is to have them see as many qualified candidates as they can while they are here.

  1. So please decide if you are truly interested in the organization before submitting your resume. Don't apply just to see if you are qualified enough to get an interview.
     
  2. If you are invited to interview and are no longer interested in doing so, please be sure to let the Career Center know so the next qualified candidate can be contacted. 
     
  3. Cancelled or no-shows for interviews create negative impressions for our employers. Empty schedules give employers the impression that UI students are not interested in their opportunities. This can give a false sense of interest and employers may choose to not recruit here in the future. If you have any questions regarding on-campus interviews, please call the Pomerantz Career Center at 319-335-1023.