United States of America

  • Iowa:

    (855) 556-6863
    info@iconma.com
  • Corporate Headquarters:
    850 Stephenson Hwy
    Suite 612
    Troy, Michigan 48083
    (888) 451-2519
    info@iconma.com
  • California Office:
    4701 Patrick Henry Drive
    Suite 6
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (888) 583-1930
    info@iconma.com
  • New Jersey Office:
    197 State Route 18
    Suite 205 (North Tower)
    East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
    (732) 642-7164
    info@iconma.com
  • Illinois Office:
    321 N. Clark St
    Suite 500
    Chicago, Illinois 60654
    (312) 533-1673
    info@iconma.com
  • Texas Office:
    6136 Frisco Square Blvd.
    Suite 400
    Frisco, Texas 75034
    (214) 984-0636
    info@iconma.com
  • Virginia Office:
    3900 Westerre Parkway
    Suite 300
    Richmond, Virginia 23233
    (804) 916-0905
    info@iconma.com
  • Virginia Office:
    44081 Pipeline Plaza
    Suite 100
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    (703) 726-7592
    info@iconma.com
  • Connecticut Office:
    One Stamford Plaza
    263 Tresser Blvd. 9th Floor
    Stamford, Connecticut 06901
    (855) 930-3562
    info@iconma.com
  • Georgia Office:
    11340 Lakefield Drive, Suite 200 Duluth, GA 30097
    (770) 842-1655
    info@iconma.com
  • Missouri Office:
    100 Chesterfield Business Parkway
    Suite 200
    Chesterfield, Missouri 63005
    (855) 569-3537
    info@iconma.com
  • Oregon Office:
    8215 SW Tualatin
    Sherwood Rd
    Suite 200
    Tualatin, Oregon 97062
    (503) 341-1147
    info@iconma.com
  • New York Office:
    140 Broadway
    46th Floor
    New York, New York 10005
    (888) 993-3416
    info@iconma.com
  • Washington Office:
    1201 Pacific Avenue,
    Suite 600
    Tacoma, Washington 98402
    (253) 213-2012
    info@iconma.com
  • Michigan Office:
    250 Monroe NW,
    Suite 400
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    (855) 569-3537
    info@iconma.com
  • Ohio Office:
    8044 Montgomery Road,
    Suite 700, Cincinnati,
    Ohio, 45236
    (855) 418-5867
    info@iconma.com

*Secondary Locations in Davenport, IA; Columbus, OH; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh, NC.

India Offices

  • ICONMA Professional Services & Solutions Pvt. Ltd.:
    #413 – 416, 4th Floor, Block III,
    White House, Greenlands,
    Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016,
    Telangana State

  • Global Development Center:
    3rd Floor, 7-1-79, Survey No-77, Anand Capital Building, Greenlands, Hyderabad. Telangana, India 500016.
    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
  • Hyderabad Office:
    3rd Floor,
    7-1-79, Survey No-77,
    Anand Capital Building,
    Greenlands, Hyderabad.
    Telangana, India 500016.

    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
    enquiries@iconma.com
  • Noida Office:
    ARV Park, H-28, 3rd floor, Sector-63
    Noida
    Uttar Pradesh
    India 201301
    (+91) 0120-4109559, 0120-4349559
    info@iconma.com

Canada Office

  • Canada Office:
    7111 Syntex Drive
    3rd Floor
    Mississauga,
    Ontario Canada L5N 8C3
    (855) 775-1066
    info@iconma.com
iconma

Thinking of going ghost? There’s a better way.

You made it through three rounds of interviews and accepted an offer for a great position. Your start date rolls around, and the people in your department are excited to meet you. They’ve laid out your desk with things to make your first few days a little easier. An hour after you were supposed to show up, your new manager shoots your recruiter a message letting them know you haven’t shown up, wondering if everything is alright. Your recruiter emails you, but you don’t respond. They text; they call; same response – nothing. You have gone ghost.

Ghosting has become a rising trend for employees and new hires. The Washington Post, Inc., Business Insider and many others have all recently published articles on the trend. It might not seem like a big deal, but ghosting can hurt your career.

Imagine, years later, you’re in the market for a new job again. A great opportunity comes up and you’re almost a perfect match. You apply and your application gets traction. Unfortunately for you, someone in the hiring team remembers you from that time you ghosted and your chances of getting this particular job are gone.

Clearly, there’s a why behind every decision to go ghost, but it might not always be the best idea. Let’s take a look at a ghosting in a few different scenarios.

Current Employee

After working at a company for a period of time, you decide it’s time for a change. What would cause you to leave without saying anything? Maybe you’re in a stressful situation and you feel like you can’t just say anything. Instead of ghosting, send your resignation to your manager. Giving a two-week notice is the best thing to do because it helps ensure a smooth transition for the rest of your team members. But if you feel like you can’t stay, communicating your coming departure lets your team start figuring out how to get things done in your absence – instead of spending time trying to figure out if you’re coming back.

Candidate

While you’re being considered a candidate for a role, you decide you don’t want to move along the process. Instead of going ghost, shoot a quick note to your recruiter thanking them for their time, but that you’ve decided you’re no longer interested in the role. This frees up the recruiter’s time to look for another suitable candidate while you explore other options.

New Hire

You’re in the thick of a job search and you get an offer. You’re excited. Then another offer comes through, and you also accept. Unsure of what to do, eventually you choose one job over the other – but neglect to tell the other company that you won’t be joining them. While you may feel bad about having to turn down an offer that you already accepted, you’ll likely feel worse when you’re on the receiving end of emails and calls trying to reach you. A short email or call brings closure to both sides.

When it comes down to it, choosing to communicate instead of ghosting is about professionalism and respect – for others and yourself. It’s always the best thing to do.

February 26, 2019