I have already covered this topic but felt the need to reiterate as candidates continue to text us. Today, for example, a candidate texted me to cancel an interview one hour before they were supopsed to be with one of our clients for an interview. I nearly missed ithe text which would have resulted in a bad situation when the candidate did not turn up for his interview with the client this morning. Last minute interview cancellations are bad enough but sending the cancellation via text is extremely unprofessional and potentially detrimental to the client-candidate relationship as well as to the candidate-recruiter relationship. Texting your recruiter about any topic is a huge “no no”. It does not get captured by our database so our correspondences go unrecorded and it is just very unprofessional for many different reasons. So don’t be surprised if we stop responding to text messages as, from our perspective, this is a cardinal sin amongst candidates. As an aside, even if we are friendly and have hung out in the same social circle one time and are now working together in a professional capacity, still do not text regarding anything work related.