|7 Things You Must do After a Bad Job Interview
|It is not always possible to have a great job interview, many times it is seen that candidates really experience a bad job interview, declining to give most of the answers asked by the interviewer. In such a case you must have abandoned that opportunity thinking that you lost the chance to bag a great offer. But, according to “Forbes” you must keep in mind that such a pessimistic attitude won’t prove to be beneficial for you ever. So, check out the listed below seven things, you must do after a really bad job interview as suggested on Forbes by experts.
1. Think about the experience: After a really bad job interview, it is always advisable for you to think and discover what went well during the course of the interview so that you can exactly rediscover the negative aspects with a less defeated feeling, suggests Dr. Katharine Brooks, director of Liberal Arts Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin and author of You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. According to rolex replica watches her, interviewees should exactly identify what went wrong in the interview and likewise think what they can do to change that next time.
2. Learn from the mistakes you made: According to Sylvie Stewart, an assistant director of career se rvices at the University of Dayton, you should make a list of the mistakes you made during the course of the job interview. Likewise, you should start learning from them and try to do better in your next job interview. Moreover, you must not get depressed with the bad job interview and should not take it as an excuse, for not interviewing for a certain period of time, suggests Liberal Arts director, Dr. Katharine.
3. Try and learn to forgive yourself: Although, it is quite normal to feel uneasy for a little time after a bad job interview, you should not let that feeling remain for a long time by letting yourself get discouraged with such a negative feeling. Instead, you must learn to accept your mistakes and move forward by reaching out to the employers. Sylvie Stewart claims that this is sure to let you give a better job interview in the future.
4. In a follow-up thank you note, clarify what went wrong: You should acknowledge all that blunders you have made during the course of the job interview. Likewise, if you feel that all the answers that you have given during the course of the job interview were off target, you must send a well written follow-up letter to the hiring manager admitting that you misunderstood the questions. This is sure to make some difference, advices Jay Canchola, an HR business partner for Raytheon. But according to Jay, you should only draw attention to the blunders you are hundred percent sure the interviewer caught. Otherwise, you are sure to highlight an issue that the hiring manager might have otherwise missed.
5. Add anything in the thank you note that you have forgotten to mention: Keep in mind that a thank you note is a very good place to remind the job interviewer of your strong points, so Dr Katherine opines that if you have forgotten to mention or tell the interviewer about a significant part of your work experience or education that is quite relevant to the posts you are applying for, you should mention all that in your follow up thank you note.
6. Tell the interviewer of any outside distractions: If you were distracted during the course of the job interview by a serious life happening, you must simply call or e- mail the interviewer later and explain him/ her about that serious happening, suggests Raytheon’s business partner and HR Jay Canchola. This might work, as they may take this matter into consideration while assessing the interview.
7. You should say sorry for specific slip – ups: Although you must never apologize to the hiri ng manager for a bad job interview, it is always advisable for you to say sorry to him/her, if you feel that you said something irrelevant due to slip of tongue. You are not sure that what the interviewer is thinking about that sentence, which you delivered during the course of the interview, maybe he/ she is not thinking it as bad as you are thinking, according to Dr Katherine. But if you really think that you said something that require you to ask for an apology, you should simply call or e- mail him/ her, saying sorry, and that you accidently said it.
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