What Does It Mean When a Job is Cancelled?

A job I applied for is now listed as “canceled.” What does that mean?


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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people with job search,

hiring more effectively managing and
leading you know workplace related stuff

Someone wrote to me with a fairly
detailed question that basically

translates into "what does it mean
when a job is cancelled? Did they hire

someone else? What does it mean? Now, it could literally mean they cancelled the

requirement there's no need for this
position to be filled doesn't mean that

they necessarily hired someone let alone
hired someone from the outside it could

mean very simply they don't have a need
for this anymore why it could be budget

cuts. You know, they've made a course

correction mid-year in order after they've seen what sales are like

in the organization and they're cutting
back. For example, you work for a large

firm, you're in a technology field. They've approved the position to develop

a new application and now with sales not
being as good they're looking at ways of

cutting and as such they decide they're
not going to go ahead with the project

They've cancelled the requirement got
that another thing might be we hired

someone internally or we think we are
going to need someone later on or we've

redefined the job in certain ways or
they promoted someone but most likely if

they're telling you this it's that the
requirement has been cancelled now also

recognize they could be lying to you.
Companies don't always tell the truth

and sometimes if they say the job has
been cancelled it's easier for them to

get away with it than to say we filled
it with someone else and getting into an

argument with you I'm Jeff Alton hope
you found this helpful

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