(Closed) Missed an interview… I AM AN IDIOT

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would apologize once more at the beginning of your interview tomorrow, but honestly wouldn’t make a big deal about it or focus on it too much.

I think the fact that you emailed her that morning to confirm it was good – and since she didn’t know off the top of her head when it was supposed to be either, I don’t think its too big of a deal. If she thought it was a huge deal, she wouldn’t give you another chance.

Post # 4
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9629 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@NinjaWings:  Take a deep breath!  You’ve already apologized and rescheduled, no need for any further action with regard to the screw-up.  Trust me on this, lol.

Do your best in the interview and keep your nerves in check.  And don’t mention your mistake again, no need to draw any more attention to the mix-up.  She may feel at this point it was as much her fault as yours.  If you apologize again, please keep it minimal and only mention it at the beginning of the interview.  Don’t be overly apologetic!!  I’m telling you this as someone who has conducted hundred of interviews over the past fifteen years.

Be confident and best of luck!

Post # 6
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2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

apologize genuinely but DON’T harp on it! you don’t want to direct the focus of the interview on something negative. you want to behave so that when you’re finished the interview, all she’s thinking about is how well suited you are to the position – not the mix up!

Post # 7
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13101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Sea_Ashley:  “I would apologize once more at the beginning of your interview tomorrow, but honestly wouldn’t make a big deal about it or focus on it too much.”

Agreed.

I missed a phone interview once because I screwed up a time difference.  The interviewer was on eastern time and I was on central time and we confirmed an interview time of 11am.  I simply never thought about the fact that 11am their time would be 10am my time and put 11am on my calendar.  Once I explained what happened, the interviewer really didn’t seem concerned and we rescheduled for later that afternoon.

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