Missed phone interview because phone wasn't working? Can this be saved?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the only thing you can do is be honest.  It sounds like you were somewhere where you did not receive great cell phone service.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lawyerchick13:  How did you get in contact with this person initially?  I would probably try to explain to her what happened, but maybe give her a land line number next time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you saved the voicemail you should be able to get the number that she had called from. I would call back and apologize and explain what happened. That’s all you can really do. Good luck.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My iPhone on AT&T does this to me occasionally. Suuuuuuper frustrating. Good luck! 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

This has happened to me, I think it’s due to reception.  Definitely send an e-mail explaining the situation and ask if another interview could be possible… and maybe also give a phone for a landline (like if you know someone or if your parents still have one??), just to show that you are taking measures to make sure dodgy service doesn’t affect the next interview.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That stinks! I would just email the employer and explain the situation! Hope it all works out!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Just posting to send some good vibes Op! Give the pp’s advice a try, it’s worth it. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had something like that happen to me. They tried to call but my phone didn’t work and they left a message but no phone number. I was so upset and I thought I lost the possiblility of having that internship. I called HR when I could and told them what happened. Luckily they rescheduled for a different day and in the end I got the job. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The worst that happens is they say no when you ask to reschedule.  Maybe ask if you can Skype instead of phone?  I did a Skype interview for the last job I was interested in.  Offter that as an alternative so that you can have something more reliable on stand-by (wireless vs. cell signal).  I made a new Skype account that was just firstnamelastname just for that – do that and ask them to try to contact you if your phone doesn’t answer again.

Good luck!

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