My interviewer forgot to attach a job application I had to complete before the interview. He sent me an email, telling me that the interview would be on Monday, and that I had to fill in the attached job application. The thing is, nothing was attached. I sent him back an email asking kindly to check again but no answer since I sent the message at 7 PM. It's highly possible he wouldn't get back to me till next week because of the weekend.

What should I do now? It looks like I should fill out the job application before the hiring manager interviews me. Should I just wait and let them deal with it? Or what kind of email should I send to deal with this problem?

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    I would just wait. No point in spamming them. Just be ready on Monday morning to fill in the application in a hurry :)
    – user48138
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 0:01
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    @StephanBranczyk The answer may seem obvious to those who have previously been involved in a lot of interviewing from both sides. It may be less obvious to someone relatively new to the process who is anxious to do well. That makes it a good and answerable question, unless there is a duplicate. Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 1:39
  • interviewing is pretty stressful for inexperienced people, question looks reasonable to me as well
    – Kilisi
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 4:15
  • Sounds like a perfect opportunity to showcase your skills handling a situation when people fail to deliver.
    – corsiKa
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 5:39
  • @StephanBranczyk "The solution when solved will be simple." - Charles F. Kettering
    – corsiKa
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 5:40

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It's not your mistake, and you have tried emailing with no response.

So don't worry about it, just fill in the job application on Monday while you are there. Take in your CV and any other paperwork you think you might need.

Firstly check your email for a reply early on Monday and keep checking up to the interview time just in case there are specific instructions on what to do, such as a reschedule or a reply with the form attached.

If not, then show up a little early and see if you can obtain an application form before the interview (some companies you can get one from reception). If you can't then just politely give your reason at the interview itself. The interviewer should have already read your email by now. If you don't have everything required by the application you have a perfect excuse, and if they like you at the interview, they'll give you leeway to get what you need.

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    The application might even be available on their website or job portal as well - if OP wanted to take the time to look. Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 7:45

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