Should you work with a client who returns after ghosting you?

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Last week, I said that nagging wasn’t part of my job as an editor. Jonathan Rick, a reader, asked what to do about a client who, “after ghosting us, suddenly resurfaces to ask if we’re free to chat today or tomorrow.” That’s a good question. What do you do about a client who comes back … Continued

Who deserves a reply? Take the “No Ghosting” pledge.

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One terrible thing that happens in professional circles is “ghosting” — failing to reply to someone after an exploratory conversation. It’s rude after a date, but inexcusable after an interview. Let’s talk about who deserves a reply and what kind of reply you owe them — or don’t. Who deserves a reply? Not everybody. If … Continued

Ghosting stinks. Learn to write a rejection email.

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Is there anything you hate more than businesspeople who “ghost” you? In case you’re not up on the slang, “ghosting” is ending a relationship by just disappearing and failing to respond to all forms of communication (social media, texting, or email, for example). In a personal relationship, that’s cowardly. In a professional relationship, it’s very … Continued