It is Possible to Recover from a Bad Interview


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issue 25 digital edition september 2011 advice it is possible to recover from a bad interview nisa chitakasem founder of career consultancy position ignition ltd believes that it is possible to recover from a bad interview and tells us how it s everybody s worst nightmare you re in an interview for a job you really want and it all starts going wrong whether it s your phone ringing or you giving the longest most irrelevant answer to an interview question ever once things start going wrong it feels like there s no way back keep calm and carry on the interviewers may not have even noticed or if they have they may be willing to allow it depending on how the rest of the interview goes stay clear of trying too hard ok so you know for sure that the interviewers know for sure you ve made a mistake still don t overcompensate by trying too hard if you do so you ll tighten however it is possible to up and will probably get things back on track go on to make more and limit the damage during mistakes instead focus the actual interview they re on executing your also some follow-up steps original game plan for you can take after the event the interview and try to rectify the situation and to keep your breathing to move on with your job even search regardless of what avoid dwelling on the outcome of the bad your mistake yes you interview is made a mistake but if you keep thinking during the interview about it for the rest of do not panic even if you re the interview you ll convinced you ve made be distracted and a massive mistake in the that will make middle of your interview matters 14 15 worse put the mistake out of your head by listening carefully to what the interviewers are saying this will help you remain in the moment instead of thinking about what just happened keep your emotions under control even if you feel like bursting into tears because the interview is going so badly try to keep yourself in check keep things in perspective it s a job interview not a fight to the death if you really are emotional excuse yourself to the bathroom so you can take a moment you may be salvaging the situation in the clear light of day your thoughts will be more lucid and will give the interviewers a more accurate idea of who you really are don t vent online you may think there s no way in a thousand years the interview landed you the job but that s still not an excuse to jump on facebook and rant about the experience firstly you never know the interviewers may still be considering you and therefore may be monitoring your social media presence to see if you re professional online secondly other employers you ve applied to after the interview may also be checking your send a `thank you note no online profiles matter how embarrassed move on speaking of your you are because of a bad other applications if you interview still email a genuinely think the bad `thank you note to the interview is a lost cause even interviewers it can t after you ve followed the logically make matters above steps don t give up on worse and is a simple sign your job search completely of acknowledgement and focus on the other politeness if you are applications you ve made really convinced there s and how you re going to no way you ve gotten improve upon your interview the job just think of technique if learning from sending a `thank you your interview mistakes note as an act of helps you to ace the next closure interview you get the bad get in touch with interview will at least have new thoughts been worth something the last thing you for more helpful tips and may want to do advice on job interviews after a disastrous interview is to email from position ignition look at our ebooks how the interviewers to ace the interview with new thoughts at the website www or ideas about the interview also be sure to check topics however out the career change by emailing them blog for more career with things that advice articles have occurred to you after the event evening energy the key hour pages 32-33 virtualcoachinganother dimension pages 34-37 multiple franchises multiple profits pages 38-39 make yourself more employable pages 10-13 contents news advice comment self employment



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