Professional Ghosting

Are You Guilty of Professional Ghosting?

There is a growing trend of bad manners in the professional world that is becoming more mainstream than it should. It’s called ghosting. First used in the dating world when a date would fail to respond to a follow-up call, text or email, it is now being done in the business world. Professional ghosting is very passive-aggressive, but it can irrevocably damage your reputation and ultimately your career. Types of Ghosting Ghosting can happen in various professional relationships. From hiring to firing these “disappearing into the vapor” actions are annoying, rude and can earmark you as a flake. To make sure you aren’t inadvertently derailing a promising career, take a moment to assess whether you are guilty of professional ghosting by asking yourself some behavior-related questions. Ghostly Job Seeker Have I been given a name of someone to connect with about a job, that knows I have been given their name and failed to reach out to them? Have I reached out to network with a professional in an organization I’m interested in and failed to follow-up to arrange a time to meet? Have I ever applied for a job I wasn’t that interested in and ignored a follow-up...

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