Jul 31, 2019 - 01:04 PM
First, after you receive a job offer, most companies do a background check. This may include a credit check and a criminal background check. They may check your professional references. And, they may do a drug screening. If you fail any part of the background check, the company may change their mind on hiring you.
Another place where a company may change their mind is during the negotiation process. It is normal to ask for a little more money when you are negotiating, but if you are not professional (or reasonable), you may find yourself without a job offer. A company may decide to walk away if they decide you're not professional or reasonable.
Last, a company may change their mind after selecting a candidate if something inside of the business has changed. For example, perhaps the company suddenly had a hiring freeze. Or, maybe the company has suddenly come under some kind of financial strain. Or, the company may be going through a restructuring.
There are many reasons that a company may change their mind after selecting a candidate. It is not typical, but it does happen. Do your best to be professional through the entire process, and you will limit the chances that this may happen to you.