Turning Interview Failure Into a Job Offer: 10 Tips

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Turn Interview Failure into a Job Offer

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So you landed another job interview… CONTRATS!

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…but you don’t seem to be very good at getting an offer. Understand Red Flags (and how to explain them) Boooooo.

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All this interview failure is really starting to get you down…

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…and you suspect your inner frown has something to do with why you continue to fail at interviews. (p.s. It does).

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 Out No Job Sabotage Next 
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If you’re leaving a trail of failed interviews behind you…

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it’s time to hit pause.

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Failed Interviews are a HUGE opportunity!

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Here’s Why Ace the Next
 Interview! Reflect, Learn & Improve Failed Interview

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Here’s How (You’ll want to do this before your next interview)

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1 Don’t Overthink 

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Rejection is Embarrassing (it happens)

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“When it comes to the job interview there’s no use in crying over spilled milk!”

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So stop wondering: “Was it something I said?”

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So stop wondering: “Was my handshake awkward?”

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So stop wondering: “Was I wearing too much perfume?”

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So stop wondering: “Too little deodorant?”

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What’s done is done. Focus on the big picture.

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2 Do Ask for Feedback

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This will help you avoid overthinking it too much.

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It will also give you some idea of where you’re messing up.

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Once you know where you’re messing up focus on improvement.

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3 Don’t Read Between the Lines

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Trust the hiring manager’s feedback.

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(They’re not all out to get you).

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If they tell you: “We found someone more qualified.”

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…they probably did.

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Trust that the interviewer knows the company and role well enough to make this decision.

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And be glad they had your best interest in mind.

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(You don’t want to work where you aren’t a fit).

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4 Don’t Ignore Positive Feedback

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Indulge in it. (You deserve it)!

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Hone in on your positive traits and play them up in your next interview.

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If one interviewer liked these things, there’s a good chance another one will too!

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You’ll start to feel better

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5 Don’t Ignore Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication

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What You say & How You Say It

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Sends a message to the interviewer about you.

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93% of what we say is non-verbal

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You might be sending all sorts of messages without knowing it!

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Record yourself delivering some common interview answers.

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Don’t forget to listen back.

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Look out for a lot of “ummms” or shaky tone.

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6 Do Regain Your Confidence

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Go to a lot of networking events.

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Talk about your area of expertise.

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You’ll start to feel more comfortable talking about this stuff.

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Comfortable Talking = Confidence Booster

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You’ll also benefit from the networking.

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It’s a win win situation.

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7 Do Work on Your Nerves

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Practice getting in the zone…

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…before you’re in the zone.

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Pause Breathe Visualize SUCCESS

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8 Do Practice Practice Practice

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Practice Makes Perfect

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Do it every day.

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Spend extra time on the tricky questions.

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9 Know Your Interviewer

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You might be getting spooked by interacting with someone you’ve just met.

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Do your homework & get to know them in advance.

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Anonymous Snooping Recommended

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10 Do Reward Your Progress

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NEWSFLASH Just because you didn’t get the job, doesn’t make you a failure.

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It’s probably not the right job for you.

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Something better awaits.

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Give yourself a pat on the back and keep moving forward.

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