Today I had a scheduling mishap for a phone screening with a recruiter. She had the meeting scheduled at 1:30 p.m., and I sincerely thought it was scheduled at 3:00p.m. I work in an area where I don't have immediate access to my phone, nor can I hear it ring. She called at 1:30, and then left a message and sent me a gmail. I replied with the following message:
Hello < Recruiter > ,
I'm really sorry I missed your call. I work in a closed area where I am not allowed to take my phone in so that is why I didn't hear it ring. Also I thought the slot was at 3:00p.m, I am still available at that time. Please call me back at < Phone-number >.
Apologies, < My Name >
She responded that she was not available at 3, but that she could do Friday at 1, which I could do also. So we rescheduled to that time. Later I found out that she scheduled under a calendar that is not synced to my phone, I found this out because I got a notification from my second email from the recruiter that the event was changed. The old time was indeed 1:30. But for some reason I manually input it as 3:00p.m. in the calendar synced to my phone.
Regardless, this snafu certainly can't help my chances of sounding good on the screening. Therefore I would like to know...
How do I rebuild rapport with a recruiter after fumbling the meeting time?