Post # 1
My Fiance is in accounting, and if you guys are familiar with the field, the major recruitment season for new graduates is going on as we speak. He has had a great round of interviews, and has been offered a position. The company where he has been offered a position has given him a little more time to accept a position because he had been waiting on hearing from his dream firm.
Last night, (Friday) he called me and seemed very upset. His dream firm had emailed him on Monday asking him if he would come to a Thursday-Friday interview. Fiance hadn’t checked his email since early Monday. He missed the email, and didn’t reply back a yes or no before the interview. Mind you, he had not been checking his email as much because all of his prior correspondence with firms had been via phone. (I believe he checked on all of his inquiry forms that he preferred phone contact).
What do you guys think he should do? He is definitely planning on emailing or calling the company’s representative to affirm his interest and explain the situation. If you were a hiring manager, do you think you would give him a chance? Also, any advice for how he should explain the situation?
Thanks a lot for your help!
Post # 3
I would probably call them and say something along the lines of, “I just received your email, and I would be very interested in interviewing with you.” I wouldn’t go into a spiel about how he hasn’t checked his email.
Post # 4
That’s a great way to think about it. Thanks! I will pass along your advice.
Post # 5
He definitely needs to check his email every day!
Post # 6
I would think calling would be the rest route. I can understand why you are irritated, though!
Post # 7
Thank you, everybody for your help! He has an interview set up for this coming week. Good thoughts, please=]
Post # 9
Agree with PP, keep it simple and don’t get into excuses for not checking his email all week. Hopefully they won’t ask.
May I ask why he doesn’t check his email daily? I feel that in this day and age, everyone should be checking their email daily! Even before I had a smart phone with data, I would have all my emails forwarded to my phone through text message.
Post # 10
He needs to learn his lesson and move on; there is fierce competition out there, and his actions have already shown the potential employer that he is just not that interested in the job (he may have all the interest in the world, but to them, he appears uninterested).
This actually happened to me a couple of weeks ago, when my manager was lining up interviews for a new person on our team. Many of the candidates were people we already knew, and one of the guys who was going to get an interview was someone we knew would have been a great fit— smart, hard working, great skill set, personable, everything. But he didn’t reply to the email about the interview, and when he surfaced a little while later, my boss asked “should we add him back to the list?” And our entire team said, why bother?