Have just checked my email and there was one from the interviewer at 10am asking me to call them (they don't have my phone number). And now I won't be able to call until Tues after long weekend - argh!
I even hung around outside in the cold for 5 mins so I wasn't too early. I even said 'I am a little early' to the leader of the panel, who looked at me oddly, and then later explained that they had expected to see me at 10.10 .
Had a little sob in the kitchen now off to a friend's house with the children (school hols here). G&T later I think!
No, No, No!! Don't despair. Here, it's not quite 2pm but having some on me anyway.
It's all good experience, whatever the outcome. I am terrified I will get tripped up on a detail like that, too.
I was once nearly 2 hours late for an interview. Because I was such a numpty I didn't understand how to plan the journey (train times). I was only 24 . They stared at me in shock when I turned up but were nice enough to briefly chat & show me around.
And then I felt confused & puzzled why they didn't offer me the job. What a tosser I was.
Data analyst jobs and all related grades below. I have an interview next month, with an organisation that is evidently in crisis with heaps of recent local bad news coverage (public sector). Not in a position to be too choosy, though.
Good luck Rhinestone, hope it goes well. I've had a similar thing to you at several interviews lately (including one for my dream job last week ). Feedback is that my answers were fine, but someone else had more experience, it's so disheartening.
Think positive, focus on the fact that you interview well!
I've had a few interviews recently and they've all been 'close but no cigar', which isn't a great confidence boost. I always ask for feedback and consensus seems to be that I interview well but there's always someone else with more relevant experience...
Feel your pain, I had my first interview in 8 years after being a SAHM for 6 years, it was nerve racking. I tried to prepare by thinking of questions they might ask but it seems such a long time ago that I felt a wee bit of my depth, it went ok though. Be proud you got called for an interview, it is good experience if nothing else.