More than a year ago I was looking for a job and after accepting an offer, I received an invitation to interview with another company (1st round of a typically two rounds process). It was my first contact with them after sending my application. This came at a time when I was quite busy sorting the move, finding a flat, furnishing it, etc, and I completely forgot to politely decline the invitation. It was not a priority, but regardless I consider the polite thing to do do would be reply declining the offer. In effect I forgot / ignored them.
Shall I contact the company to apologize for my oversight? What are the odds that they keep track of former applications?
I only noticed their un-replied email this week while looking for an unrelated email in my email box. I would normally brush it off, but:
- the sector I work in is quite small, and it is possible that in future, medium term, I might apply again.
- it's a small sector, and even though I am not a household name, people know people.
- The interview (skype) would be at a very high level with the CEO, CSO and head of division. (It's a small company)