Yesterday, I was scheduled for a phone interview today. I selected an interview time for today because I was already taking the day off work to visit my grandmother suffering from the late stages of cancer.
This morning, I learned that my grandmother died overnight. I'm unsure how to handle the phone interview. I could make myself turn on the energy for the 30-minute interview, but then I don't want to seem fake if they know about my situation (I keep a fairly active professional networking presence on Twitter, and I've mentioned it there). Conversely, I don't want my first impression to be too downbeat, as they will more likely be unaware of my loss.
Right now, I think my options are to 1) put my best foot forward with the interview and set my personal feelings aside, 2) let them know of my loss but continue with the interview today, or 3) ask to reschedule next week (when I'll still be dealing with funeral and family visits, so I'm not sure if that's an improvement). Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
And just for the record, I'm very happy in my current job, but this could be an incredible opportunity.