I recently applied and got called for an interview as a Program Coordinator, Advisory Services/Consulting department for a top healthcare facility/clinic in Toronto. The role is a combination of administration, project management but also what stood out to them was my work that I did as a health promotions specialist at another consulting firm.
The screening call went really well, I got invited to a second interview right away and I had my second interview that same week with one of the people I would reporting to/managing administration for. It was a 30 min interview but she was interested in speaking to me for longer and we went over and she sounded so interested some of the work samples I did at my current consulting firm and telling me all about the role. Once the interview was done I immediately sent my work samples and within a few hours the HR manager invited me to a third interview with the department Chief (Phase 3) asking me for my availability early next week and asked me to provide references. She was the other person I would reporting to in the department with administration tasks. I immediately replied back with 3 references and I asked the manager how long the interview would be since it didn’t give a specific end time but she replied back saying it I’m scheduling for 30 mins but keep in mind it can go 15 mins or so over. However, here’s the mistake:
I forgot to cc the Chief and she was cc’ed in the string when giving my references and availability. Her assistant did schedule me in for Monday at 2pm so I’m sure she saw it in her calendar, but I realized after a whole business day later that I should’ve pressed Reply All and out of complete anxiety and pressures, I ended up emailing the Chief personally apologizing early morning on Friday for this oversight and expressed my strong interest in speaking to her on Monday. I didn’t include the original email content either.
I am now worried that I don’t have a chance of impressing her and she thinks I’m not great at administration but Im trying my best to prepare in order to impress her (practicing and writing out interview questions, I’m also going to prepare a work portfolio in advance because during my second interview I didn’t know I would be sharing my work so I just quickly did it on the spot), and I will dress up super professional with a dark blazer, white top and simple basic necklace).
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I HAVE A GOOD CHANCE AT THIS. I FEEL LIKE IM COMPETING WITH SOMEONE ELSE BUT THIS PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL AT MY MENTAL HEALTH AND IVE HAD REJECTIONS FOR A WHOLE YEAR AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A COMPANY ASKED ME FOR REFERENCES (IN THE LAST MONTH FOR ANOTHER JOB, I GOT TO THE FINAL STAGE AND LOST TO ANOTHER CANDIDATE) BUT THEY DIDN’T ASK FOR REFERENCES. MY EXCITEMENT GOT THE BEST OF ME AND I EMAILED BACK REALLY FAST.
Please let me know!