I admit this post title is clickbaity. You might be thinking, when would it ever be acceptable to ghost a candidate? I agree with you! However, as someone before me once put it so eloquently, “shit happens.” Of course, ghosting should never happen, but it does. And since it happens, it’s worth discussing when it happens because the timing can have a small or big impact on job candidates. Before I get to the best time, I want to talk about the worst time to ghost a job candidate.