Managing Special Interview Circumstances
There was a family crisis, a car accident on the highway, or some other event completely outside your control. Call the interviewer as soon as you know you will be late, or miss the time slot. Explain briefly and calmly that you cannot make it. Apologize sincerely. Reschedule ASAP. Follow up with a note, confirming the new time. If you are late, when you arrive - clearly explain what happened (not too much detail!). Be prepared to wait (the interviewer may have given your slot to someone else). Stay calm, focused, and do your best. This paper provides some tips on managing special interview circumstances.