Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, we fail to reach for interview on time. If you have also missed on your interview because of some situational factors, it is important that you write a formal email to apologize the interviewer for not reporting on time and also stating the reason because of which you could not be present for the interview.
Given below is a sample apology email addressing the employer for missing on interview. Use this example email to create your personalized draft in a formal manner. Such emails are short and to the point.
Sample Apology Email to an Employer for Missing an Interview
Dear Mr. James,
I would like to apologize for not making it for the interview on Thursday, March 24th at 11 a.m. On my way to your office, an accident had taken place because of which there was a traffic jam which lasted for almost an hour, but this is no excuse as I should have left my home earlier to make sure that I reach your office on time. I also tried reaching your office through phone but due to some network problems, I could not make a call.
I completely understand that every company desires responsible and punctual employees which are a reflection of professionalism. I know I have disappointed you with my lack of professionalism on Thursday but I request a last chance to interview with your for the profile of Marketing Manager at ABC Corporation Pvt. Ltd. I strongly believe that I am the right choice for this profile because of my rich experience in the field of marketing and my capability to meet the targets with greatest effectiveness.
I will ensure that this time I reach for the interview on time without any fail. I will make sure that I don’t give you any chance to get disappointed. I will take all steps to leave no room for any delays.
I will call you later this week to know if we can have an interview scheduled again. I would like to apologize again for my actions.
Looking forward to meet you and demonstrate you why I am the right choice for this profile.
Once you have applied for the job, you are not sure when you are going to receive the call for interview or your application has been rejected or selected. Sometimes employers received hundreds of applications for a job because of which they fail to inform the rejected candidates and we all keep waiting for the response from their end. In some cases, companies mention that they will get in touch with only those candidates who have been selected for the interview and in other cases, companies do not state anything.
This post talks about different ways in which companies notify applicants about the interviews. It is important that you stay active and aware about these notification mediums so that you do not miss on being contacted.
You can het either emails or voicemail’s or messages from the employer, informing you about the interview. It is important that you keep checking your email and voicemail from time to time to ensure that you have not missed on any of these messages.
These messages will contain the pre-scheduled time and venue of the interview along with confirmation from your end. In case, the company wants you to be present with some preparations then you will be informed for the same in advance. The company will also inform you about the format of the interview so that you are prepared accordingly.
Various formats used by employers to invite job applicants include the letters and messages mentioned below:
- General interview invitation
- Panel interview invitation
- Interview invitation with reimbursement
- Second round of interview invitation
- Interview invitation asking applicants to pick the interview date
- Email interview invitation asking what to bring
- Phone call invitation with a date of interview
- Phone call invitation asking candidates to select interview date
- Phone call invitation with options for interview dates
Once you have received an invitation for the interview, you must respond to it either by confirming it or by rejecting it.
These are different ways of notifying the applicants about interview opted by the companies.