Long story short, I have a job interview tomorrow. I have a company flying me out to a different state for a series of in-person interviews.

I was interested in the job initially, but have lots of second thoughts about it over the past two days. Can I just cancel it now? Or am I obligated to go?

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    The answer really depends on why you have lots of second thoughts? New info about the company? Your current company gives you a good raise? Or just cold feet?
    – Nobody
    Apr 20, 2018 at 3:32
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    Of course you can cancel. Just call and politely tell them you are no longer available.
    – Fattie
    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:51

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You're not obligated to go, but why the change of heart? Are you nervous and uncomfortable?

My two cents: if you're like me and doing that kind of thing of scares you, you should definitely go. Expand the bounds of your comfort zone, practice interviewing and hey--you might actually like the job.

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    +1 Two opposite answers on this question. I would go to the interview.
    – Sandra K
    Apr 20, 2018 at 5:59
  • And interview experience is always usefull Apr 20, 2018 at 11:13

Very simply, no. You are not required or obligated to go. In fact, if you truly do not want to go or not interested in the job opportunity, cancel and do not waste your time or the employers time. Although they won't be happy, it would save them time and money to focus on another candidate that is interested.

Note: This probably won't look great on you cancelling last minute, so expect bridges to be burned.

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