Interview scheduling etiquette?
July 16, 2009 2:49 PM Subscribe
Interview etiquette: do I call to follow-up on scheduling an appointment for an interview?
posted by anonymous to work & money (5 answers total)
I was contacted Tuesday afternoon for a job interview for a dream job, applied for on a whim, while getting on the bus. I asked if I could call back the next day to schedule an interview (because I was getting on the bus!), and hiring manager said that would be fine, no problem.
So that evening, she sent me a follow-up email saying that she would like to schedule an interview Friday afternoon -- but I had my one other interview at the same time! So I wrote back and gave my general availability.. but haven't heard back since Tuesday night (now Thursday afternoon)!
I know sometimes people take a couple days to get back to you with this stuff, but I just hope I didn't mess up by emailing back and not phoning (which I realize now would have been much more efficient)..
Finally my question: should I call to follow up this afternoon (or tomorrow morning, Friday), or would that be more of an annoyance, and down the chances of being hired? I realize this is kind of subjective, but I'm not super experienced with the etiquette here, and would love to hear some other folks' views..