Turn Interview Failure into a Job Offer
So you landed another job interview… CONTRATS!
…but you don’t seem to be very good at getting an offer. Understand Red Flags (and how to explain them) Boooooo.
All this interview failure is really starting to get you down…
…and you suspect your inner frown has something to do with why you continue to fail at interviews. (p.s. It does).
Bummed Out No Job Sabotage Next Interview It’s time you stopped this vicious cycle.
If you’re leaving a trail of failed interviews behind you…
it’s time to hit pause.
Failed Interviews are a HUGE opportunity!
Here’s Why Ace the Next Interview! Reflect, Learn & Improve Failed Interview
Here’s How (You’ll want to do this before your next interview)
1 Don’t Overthink It.
Rejection is Embarrassing (it happens)
“When it comes to the job interview there’s no use in crying over spilled milk!”
So stop wondering: “Was it something I said?”
So stop wondering: “Was my handshake awkward?”
So stop wondering: “Was I wearing too much perfume?”
So stop wondering: “Too little deodorant?”
What’s done is done. Focus on the big picture.
2 Do Ask for Feedback
This will help you avoid overthinking it too much.
It will also give you some idea of where you’re messing up.
Once you know where you’re messing up focus on improvement.
3 Don’t Read Between the Lines
Trust the hiring manager’s feedback.
(They’re not all out to get you).
If they tell you: “We found someone more qualified.”
…they probably did.
Trust that the interviewer knows the company and role well enough to make this decision.
And be glad they had your best interest in mind.
(You don’t want to work where you aren’t a fit).
4 Don’t Ignore Positive Feedback
Indulge in it. (You deserve it)!
Hone in on your positive traits and play them up in your next interview.
If one interviewer liked these things, there’s a good chance another one will too!
You’ll start to feel better
5 Don’t Ignore Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication
What You say & How You Say It
Sends a message to the interviewer about you.
93% of what we say is non-verbal
You might be sending all sorts of messages without knowing it!
Record yourself delivering some common interview answers.
Don’t forget to listen back.
Look out for a lot of “ummms” or shaky tone.
6 Do Regain Your Conﬁdence
Go to a lot of networking events.
Talk about your area of expertise.
You’ll start to feel more comfortable talking about this stuff.
Comfortable Talking = Confidence Booster
You’ll also benefit from the networking.
It’s a win win situation.
7 Do Work on Your Nerves
Practice getting in the zone…
…before you’re in the zone.
Pause Breathe Visualize SUCCESS
8 Do Practice Practice Practice
Practice Makes Perfect
Do it every day.
Spend extra time on the tricky questions.
9 Know Your Interviewer
You might be getting spooked by interacting with someone you’ve just met.
Do your homework & get to know them in advance.
Anonymous Snooping Recommended
10 Do Reward Your Progress
NEWSFLASH Just because you didn’t get the job, doesn’t make you a failure.
It’s probably not the right job for you.
Something better awaits.
Give yourself a pat on the back and keep moving forward.