Dear Experts. I slept through my alarm this morning and missed my entire interview! I've been sending out resumes left and right for months now and was finally called in for an interview but now I've screwed it up. Is there anyway I can save myself? What steps should I take to try and clean this up? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @sweetcareers Q#168 Call 2 apologize as prof courtesy. Ask if any way 2 resched, bt dnt b srprsed if no. Say t/u for opp. @jtodonnell Q#168 Call & apologize, but it's a bust. Silver lining should be you'll NEVER oversleep again. (Let's hope!) @beneubanks Q#168 You may be able to survive with a verbal apology. Be truthful. Everyone oversleeps sometime. Do it QUICK! @dawnbugni Q#168 Apologize, but don't expect a resched. Move on and have a back-up plan to avoid-Have friend call U, 2 alarms. @ValueIntoWords Q#168 Call/apologize humbly & genuinely. Email/write heartfelt, but brief & truthful explanation/request reschedule. @resumesrevealed Q#168 Not sure its salvagable, but at this point, can't hurt 2 try. Call asap, apologize and ask 2 reschedule. @DebraWheatman Q#168 Call and issue a sincere apology. Ask to reschedule as soon as possible. @gradversity Q#168 This will be tough to overcome. Call the hiring manager, explain the situation and ask to reschedule. Just don't lie. @askamanager Q#168 Move on. Unlikely you can recover from missing an interview bc you were sleeping. Too much of a red flag on reliability. @juliaerickson Q#168 Job prob gone. Call/write w/apolgy, kno u nixed chance, regret b/c luv co, cd help, thx 4 chance 2 intvw. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
June 18, 2009