Has anyone been "stood up" by a search committee? As in have them miss a scheduled (phone) interview time. What would be the protocol in this situtation
Date: 30 Jan 2013 16:58
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I would definitely send them an e-mail along the lines of "I was expecting to have a phone interview with you at _ on _ day. Did I mistake the time? Please let me know if we need to make another appointment" or some such. That is very strange and I would recommend contacting them. You should not worry at all about asking for information about their plans in this instance.
First, check your email records etc. a million times and make sure it was they who made the mistake and not you. But, yes, I think I'd email them back (with the email setting up the time) and ask if you misunderstood the date or time of the meeting?
Also, WTF? Pretty irresponsible if it was their mistake! How many people were going to call you? Seems unlikely they'd ALL forget!
One possibility is that they needed to reschedule, and they all thought someone else was going to tell you, and no one did.
From my understanding it was only one of the members. I emailed and called…. no response. (and yes I verified a million times that I had the correct information).
If you've emailed and called the person and sufficient time has passed with no response, I'd email another member of the search committee. Send a similar email as tired suggests above but maybe instead ask if you had the wrong contact information. Be exceedingly polite and act like it must have been your error, even though it will be obvious that it wasn't.
I've never had someone miss, but I have been called very late. I've also had someone call me on the wrong number. I always give my cell phone as my contact info in cover letter and scheduling these interviews, but I've had someone unexpectedly call me on my office phone. Luckily, I was in my office. If you have more than one number, I'd check that as a possibility too (my office phone # is in my email signature). Although I'd guess this person may have just forgot…
Oh I lied. I did have someone "stand me up." They emailed me a few hours later and said they forgot… Frustrating.