company scheduled a phone interview by telling me to be available “the next couple of days” by Alison Green on July 21, 2014 A reader writes: A company scheduled a phone interview with me by sending an email saying this: “Thank you for your interest in our company. We have received your resume for the above open position. As part of our hiring process, our interview panel will be calling you during the next couple of days. We request you to keep your mobiles/phone available to be prepared to take the phone call.” I waited patiently for that call, but I did not get a call from them. Now I want to send an email asking for asking status of my resume and application. How do I do that? First, it’s unreasonable for them to send you an email asking you to remain by your phone and available for their call for the next couple of days. There’s a reason people schedule meetings and phone calls. It’s because people have other things going on in their lives. What if you’re in the shower, or eating dinner, or meeting with another employer, or sleeping, or kicking ass at Guitar Hero? What if you’re on a work call, or at a movie, or talking to your boss, or just settled in to relax in your damn hammock? Their email was rude. It says “We want to talk to you, but it’s going to be so very much at our own convenience that we’re not even willing to commit to a time — but we want you to wait for the call to come in for days.” And then to not even call you? If you want to work with jackasses — and I understand that you might not have the luxury of choice in that matter — you can certainly send them an email saying something like this: “I didn’t hear from your interview panel this week, but I’m eager to talk with you about the __ role. Is there a time we might speak next week?” But wow, they’re rude. You may also like:I have a missed call from an unknown number — was it an employer?how long should you wait when a hiring manager doesn’t call you when scheduled to?when an employer calls me at work, can I ask how long the call will take or to reschedule?