Had a phone interview scheduled...but never received a call

So I had a phone interview scheduled for today with a boutique IB firm with one of the MDs, (I already quadruple-checked the date, time, and number I gave them to call me at), and I just never received a call.

I figure this could be because the MD forgot or was too busy. Should I send an email or something? What should I say?

Comments (18)

Feb 11, 2014

Happens to everyone. I once had a 45 minute phone interview, because the MD would get interrupted every 2 minutes and chew someone out. He ended up channeling all that anger towards me... needless to say I didn't get the offer.

I would wait a day or two, and just ask if there's a better time for his schedule to talk. Most likely he'll email you tomorrow to apologize though.

Feb 11, 2014

Call the company & let them know you had a phone interview scheduled but never received a call.

Feb 11, 2014

HR is so dumb.

Feb 11, 2014

Try emailing on top of that, and email multiple people (including non-HR if you know them).

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Feb 11, 2014

I feel like I got dinged cause I left a voicemail and I got a pretty bad accent. Also, on top of my accent, when I speak I tend to pause at random ass places so I sound unintelligent as fckk.

Do you know anybody that got dinged cause hr heard their voice? -_- not funny..

Feb 11, 2014

wait a week and send another email and then* give up

Feb 11, 2014

Learn English first

Feb 11, 2014

Explain?

Feb 11, 2014

haha i had several groups do this to me.

Feb 11, 2014

Contact the HR or whoever arranged this phone interview for you and explained them a situation.

Feb 11, 2014

Several Groups? serious - what was the outcome fafa?

Feb 11, 2014

I assume aspringmonkey was just giving you shit for pluralizing Blackstone or for spelling "organised" in British fashion.

In any case, "what you should do" is pretty straightforward here. Follow up with the interviewer (might as well call / email today) and try to reschedule the call. I'm sure the interviewer feels bad about skipping out without providing any head's up, so you shouldn't have a problem getting a new time.

Feb 11, 2014

followed up if i cared enough. otherwise never heard from them again.

Feb 11, 2014

Just to let aspringmonkey know that I am from the UK (England) where English is definitely the mother tongue and in fact if I spell ORGANISE in the English fashion - it is I who is spelling it correctly.

Also I have emailed the HR and politely asked for her to rearrange the interview.