What is the best thing to communicate to a company if I come to believe that I'm unlikely to accept an offer?
I'm looking for a new job and have been interviewing with a few different companies. None have made offers yet, though I expect that some will do so soon. One of the companies I am now less excited about, so I am tempted to drop out of their process; but then again, I don't have other offers in hand yet.
I have already done 9 interviews with this company and was pretty unimpressed by some of the people I spoke with. Now they have asked to schedule an additional 4 interviews (the "next round") and I don't really want to commit that much time. On the other hand, it feels premature to quit the process if I don't have another offer to accept. And I feel like I don't have a good reason to give for why I would end the process now.
What I'm thinking is that I could say that for scheduling reasons I won't be able to fit in the next round of interviews until a few weeks from now, and hopefully by then I would be able to say that I have accepted another offer.
Any thoughts/opinions about this?