In frustration at the lack of jobs, last week I applied for a job that was utterly wrong for me and emailed it off before I could change my mind. Having put little thought and no passion into the application, I was very surprised to recieve a phonecall today inviting me to interview. I decided that I should probably attend, even if it were just for the practise and opened up my application form to remind myself of what I had written. When I opened it, I found that the personal statement was missing from the application form. I thought that perhaps I had deleted it in error as I opened the document, so I opened the email I sent to them, downloaded the attachment, and sure enough the personal statement was missing - it's clear that I managed to delete it or save the wrong version carelessly in my haste to send off the form. What I'm completely bewildered about is, why would a school shortlist anyone for interview without a personal statement? Is it possible that they shortlisted based on other factors i.e. degree class/subject? I'm very confused.