Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Advice about an interview - quite urgent! watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Hi all

    I was supposed to Skype interview with a university today.

    They told me I would be called 3-4 and a half hours ago (the interview can last half to 2 hours on average - reason it was scheduled late is because it's in the USA).

    It's now almost 1am in the morning.

    A couple of hours ago I sent an email and they were apparently having technical difficulties which is why I hadn't been called, and they sounded quite irritated that I followed up so I've refrained from sending any more emails.

    But I'm honestly falling asleep now and I have no idea if they'd accept me wanting to reschedule because "I'm tired".

    Should I wait it out and see if they contact me? Or should I send them an email saying I need to sleep?

    Thanks
    Offline

    18
    Tell them you need to reschedule. It's a bit disrespectful to make you wait that long and at no point say why there's been a delay. Their response is probably a good indication of what to expect if you study there too.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by FXX)
    Tell them you need to reschedule. It's a bit disrespectful to make you wait that long and at no point say why there's been a delay. Their response is probably a good indication of what to expect if you study there too.
    Hmm okay - it was a bit ambiguous I guess. I'm sure the standard is better though - it is a world class institution But thanks - I'll give it another 15-20 mins and then send them an email saying so!
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Spiderman it's 1am they are probably sleeping surely they would rearrange as it was their fault.
    Do they work Sunday maybe contact them Monday?
    Good luck Spiderman

    Oh it's 1am for you.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    I'd send a nice email asking if they expect to do the interview soon, or whether it will be another day. I don't think they can get too funny with you, seeing as they are three or four hours late, and it's 1am for you. Don't say you need sleep, just say you need to clarify what's happening.


    :sleep:
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by chikane)
    Spiderman it's 1am they are probably sleeping surely they would rearrange as it was their fault.
    Do they work Sunday maybe contact them Monday?
    Good luck Spiderman

    Oh it's 1am for you.
    The interviewers are in America...

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chikane)
    Spiderman it's 1am they are probably sleeping surely they would rearrange as it was their fault.
    Do they work Sunday maybe contact them Monday?
    Good luck Spiderman

    Thanks Nah they're in the USA so it's like afternoon for them haha. I'm not sure though I'll probably tell them I need to reschedule Thank you!!

    (Original post by MouseyBrown)
    I'd send a nice email asking if they expect to do the interview soon, or whether it will be another day. I don't think they can get too funny with you, seeing as they are three or four hours late, and it's 1am for you. Don't say you need sleep, just say you need to clarify what's happening.
    :sleep:


    That's a good idea - will do! Thanks!
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jneill)
    The interviewers are in America...

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I know that he is doing a Skype interview with them so they should rearrange. If Spidey does not want to bother them email tomorrow?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chikane)
    I know that he is doing a Skype interview with them so they should rearrange. If Spidey does not want to bother them email tomorrow?
    Honestly it's quite disappointing because I've spent a good 4-5 hours today with butterflies in my stomach :/ And now I'll have to go through all that again some other day!

    -rant over-
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Student403)
    Thanks Nah they're in the USA so it's like afternoon for them haha. I'm not sure though I'll probably tell them I need to reschedule Thank you!!





    That's a good idea - will do! Thanks!
    I realised after lol its 1am for you not them!
    About 4 over there don't think they will start one now not fair on you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chikane)
    I realised after lol its 1am for you not them!
    About 4 over there don't think they will start one now not fair on you.
    Yeah I hope so lol! Now to wait for their reply :3
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Student403)
    Honestly it's quite disappointing because I've spent a good 4-5 hours today with butterflies in my stomach :/ And now I'll have to go through all that again some other day!

    -rant over-
    Bless you send an email saying you want them to get back to you on what is happening and if they will rearrange. Then go to bed it's ok that you want to know what is going on its not fair to keep you in limbo.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Student403)
    Yeah I hope so lol! Now to wait for their reply :3
    Good Spiderman
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chikane)
    Bless you send an email saying you want them to get back to you on what is happening and if they will rearrange. Then go to bed it's ok that you want to know what is going on its not fair to keep you in limbo.
    (Original post by chikane)
    Good Spiderman
    Thanks for all your help :hugs:
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Student403)
    Thanks for all your help :hugs:
    :hugs: it's okay good luck hope they get back to you quick.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Student403)
    Thanks for all your help :hugs:
    Ever considered changing your name to Spoderman?

    Fingers crossed they're not dicks about it.
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by Student403)
    Honestly it's quite disappointing because I've spent a good 4-5 hours today with butterflies in my stomach :/ And now I'll have to go through all that again some other day!

    -rant over-
    Your spidey senses were tingling.

    Good luck dude!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jneill)
    Your spidey senses were tingling.

    Good luck dude!
    Indeed they were - a little too much for my liking Thank you!


    (Original post by Sae.HH)
    Ever considered changing your name to Spoderman?

    Fingers crossed they're not dicks about it.
    Haha I think some people know me as 403/Student, while others know me as "that spiderman guy" - I think I'll keep it this way


    Update: they replied and seemed apologetic, and offered to reschedule to this evening which I think I'll do.

    Thanks all for helping - helped calm my nerves
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by Student403)
    Indeed they were - a little too much for my liking Thank you!



    Haha I think some people know me as 403/Student, while others know me as "that spiderman guy" - I think I'll keep it this way


    Update: they replied and seemed apologetic, and offered to reschedule to this evening which I think I'll do.

    Thanks all for helping - helped calm my nerves
    PRSOM!
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by Student403)

    Update: they replied and seemed apologetic, and offered to reschedule to this evening which I think I'll do.

    Thanks all for helping - helped calm my nerves
    Did it happen? How did it go?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Poll
Are you going to a festival?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.