This is a very specific situation that I find myself in.
I was scheduled for a final round phone interview with a company. The email from the recruiter asked for the times I was available for the following week (she clearly wanted specific details for each day, like "Monday: 11-2, 3-3:30, Tuesday: 3-4... etc". I know she wanted specific details for each day because she gave instructions to do just that, with a table for each day and fields for my available times.
In my excitement, I emailed back too hastily, and told her that I was free "Monday-Friday at 2 pm." I didn't give more info than that.
She scheduled me for an interview on Thursday, and with the manager of a very large team.
This made me assume that this person must be very busy and that the very limited time I provided would hurt this person's schedule and make his/her week more difficult. Obviously I don't want that (especially since I'd like to be hired!)
However, I'm torn between becoming an even bigger nuisance by giving more times I'm available (I'd do so in an email tomorrow, which is Monday, the next working day since the interview was scheduled).
I have the following pros and cons:
- Sending more times would give more flexibility to my interviewer, who manages a large team
- It might also allow me to interview earlier in the week, which I would prefer (but that's just me)
- It'd be annoying! They must already be annoyed by the horribly restrictive time I have (again, I said 2 pm Mon-Fri). And sure, they might be able to pick a better time now, but they already scheduled me, so now it's more work for them.
I'm wondering, what do you think? How do I ago about this? I could do nothing and just have the interview, but I feel bad for not following the instructions and possibly making their lives difficult.
If I do send times, I'd say something like this:
Since the times, I provided for you on Friday weren't very flexible, I am additionally available at these times this week: [insert a chart of free times]. The scheduled time works just as well for me, and there is no need to reschedule unless you find it more convenient on your end. Thanks,
That sounds logical and nice, but would it just make them sick and tired and upset at me for being such a nuisance? I mean, it's scheduled already. It's on the calendar. Will sending more times make them super happy that they can make their schedules more convenient, or super annoyed that they might now have to make another change?