3 Post-interview Scenarios and how to handle them

  • Scenario 1: The interview was GREAT, but then…YOU DON’T HEAR BACK
  • Scenario 2: The interview was OKAY
  • Scenario 3: The interview was AWFUL
Scenario 1- GREAT…but YOU DON’T HEAR BACK If this is the case, DON’T take it personally. But DO consider how much you want to work for this company. If you DO want to work for the company, get in touch with them. Send an email and a phone call asking for feedback. Maybe you didn’t have a skill set or experience they were looking for. Perhaps the boss’s daughter graduated and that position was snatched. Or maybe the company just didn’t have the funds they thought to hire new employees. This doesn’t mean you are out of the game. It just means you need to step up your game. Now is when you need to take your list of “how I add value,” to the company and turn it into action. Scenario 2- OKAY This is a good sign. The next step for you is to figure out what was good about and what was not. An important part of this is asking yourself, what about the interview was not good. Remember, you want to find a company that is the right fit for you. Scenario 3- AWFUL Talk this one out with a friend. Maybe you are being too hard on yourself. If not, you got good practice interviewing. Now move on! Quick Tip: ALWAYS send a thank-you note to the person or people who took the time to speak with you. Everyone likes to be appreciated. Even if the interview was awful and you think the person is an awful human being, you can still find something to be grateful for.
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