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Old 09-05-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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I live on the east coast and I have been interviewing with a company on the west coast and I was so excited as this is where I have wanted to relocate for months.

I have made it through the first two rounds: pre screening with recruiter, hiring manager interview, and the last phase which is speaking to 3 other people on the team.

The first two went pretty well and the last person was scheduled for today. I got away from work at lunch and waited and 20 mins goes past and no call. I emailed the recruiter asking if I maybe had the wrong day and time as I hadn't received a call, but the time and day I had listed were correct.

She came back and said that I was supposed to join the call via the link. When the schedule was sent out at the top it said "interviewer to call candidate," and every person interviewing up until this point had called me at the listed time.

This interviewer did have this link after her name, but it almost looked like a bio or something sort of like when you have a linkedin account and it is linked under your name, and it was not specified that I needed to click it to join at the desired time, and the interviewer to call candidate made me think this was for all interviewers.

So the recruiter came back and said no need to apologize and she should have explained better, and to my surprise, they rescheduled for this evening.

I spoke with the interviewer and was very apologetic, and she said it wasn't a big deal and it has happened before, but I don't know if she was trying to be polite, and I now feel like this is going to work against me when it comes down to selection, because it looks like I can't follow simple instructions, even though obviously I don't feel like it was my fault.

Thoughts? I really want this job and don't want this to work against them hiring me.
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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Don't beat yourself up. Declining to give you an offer based on that would be silly. The mix-up is over after they gave you a second interview date.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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No one can tell you for certain if it ruined your chances or not.

Only thing you can do is wait for either a yes or no from them (and if no, there's no way you'll ever know why).

Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:15 AM
 
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If you ruined your chances, they wouldn't have bothered to reschedule, they would have simply written you off as a "no show."
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I do not see this as harming you at all (unless they are crazy in which case you wouldn't want to work there anyways).
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:21 PM
 
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I wouldn't worry about it. They seemed to be understanding.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:38 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Look at it this way. If they wrote you off as a candidate for an issue that wasn't your fault, wouldn't that be a sign that they might blame you for things that weren't your fault as an employee?
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:10 AM
 
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Don't beat yourself up. Declining to give you an offer based on that would be silly. The mix-up is over after they gave you a second interview date.

I messed up on a job interview by thinking it was going to a online interview...nope...I was supposed to come to one their locations. I apologized via email and also typed up an apology and mailed it to the owner/interviewer. No response from either methods. And the job has continued to be posted after all of these months. Do I want this position? I donít know, but I certainly would go to the interview.
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