There are many mistakes you can make when searching for a job. Some we learn from and grow to be better people and others we continue to make without realising we are doing anything wrong.
As a Recruiter one thing we never forgive or forget is when candidates do not show up for interviews we have organised with our clients. We feel humiliated and betrayed. the client may start to doubt our abilities and it is not unheard of for us to even lose the client.
Recruiter’s record everything they do in Databases and “No Shows” are always highlighted. When a candidate does not show up for an interview it suggests that they are unreliable, uncaring, and untrustworthy.
If you cannot make an interview for any reason then let the Recruiter or Employer know. I have had a candidate call me to postpone an interview the day after their father died. Another, candidate called me after being badly injured in a car accident on the way to the interview to let me know she could not make it. If they can make that call then anyone can!
If you have made the mistake of not showing up for the interview and you have a good reason then ring the Recruiter and apologise. They may give you a second chance…