Should I Email a Recruiter Who Missed an Interview With Me?

I am not sure if I should call them or let it slide and wait for them to call.




The question for today you should I email the recruiter who missed the call with me today?

Let me turn the question around; if you missed the call with them, do you think they would’ve called you?

Hell yeah! They would’ve called you and probably put you on the defensive. And you can’t do that. You have to be bigger than that. A corporate recruiter might do it and expect to get an advantage from you later on.

With recruiters, you have to take it on the chin a little bit and say something like, “we were scheduled to speak at 230.”

To me, I would give them 10 minutes of grace time before calling them; I wouldn’t delay major lengths of time.


Because of is only 10 minutes, you probably have enough time to do the entire interview they would have done and not have to reschedule it.

They may feel inhibited or defensive if they get an email from you.

Your job is to get the interview and deliver on it. It is not to be in power or look for advantage where you push them around. All that happens if you try to push them around is that you will be rejected.

At the end of the day what you want to be accomplishing is really very simple. You want the in person interview.

If this were to happen during the in-person interview, I would go over to the receptionist and say something like, “I had a 2:30 PM appointment with Jenny. She seems to be running very late. Would you mind checking with her?”  I do this at doctors offices when I walk in.



Do you really think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

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