“May be I am not qualified enough and I am not going to get a job ever?” This is what comes to the mind of a person who blows out in an interview. A bad job interview can be more of a nightmare especially for those who gave interview for the first time. But, this doesn’t mean the end of the world and life is still worthwhile.
I have seen people mourning over a job interview that they couldn’t go through and lost the job as if nothing has left in their life. This is not how one is supposed to deal with a bad job interview. In this post, you will get to know about the things that you should actually be doing rather than crying on a so called ‘failure’:
Take a Deep Breath, Relax and Have Some Ice Cream
Anxiety, disappointment and despair is all that surrounds your thoughts after an interview that didn’t go as per the expectations. You have got to learn that the interview was just a random event and this is not going to affect your life in any way. If you are not feeling well, then you must do something that makes you happy. For example, I simply forget about what happened, take deep breath, grab a cup of butter scotch ice cream and watch my favorite shows.
Regain Your belief in Yourself
Getting relaxed and feeling better can help you overcome your anxiety on some level. After this, what you need is self-confidence. Losing confidence after such an event is quite normal and some people take time to combat this situation in their own way. Remember that it was not the only organization in this whole world and there are many other companies that are looking for fresh talents like you.
Recall the Experience of the Interview for Improvement
Good experiences are for memories and bad experiences are for learning. It’s obvious that you wouldn’t want to recall an event that made you lose your confidence. But, you need to keep recalling what went wrong from your side and what your plus point was during the job interview. This way, you will be able to find out the aspects that require improvement at all costs.
Give a Shot to a Follow-up Note
It might sound little futile but you must give this step a shot at least once after a job interview that didn’t go well. This way, you will not only get a chance to interact with the HR department of the company but you will also be able to express your point. A follow-up or a thank you note should include your expression of gratitude.
Ask them to Let You Know Your Drawbacks
I have been in recruitment section in my previous company for like 2 years. This duration gave me a chance to think from the perspective of an employer. A gratitude mail is an opportunity that lets you interact with employers. In that mail, you can ask them to let you know your drawbacks. This type of behavior leaves a positive impact on interviewers.
Don’t Express Your Anger on Social Media
Uncontrolled frustration can lead to a stupid step that people usually regret about later. Sometimes, agitated interviewees express their anger on Facebook and try to show how broken they have been feeling lately. This is a completely impractical way to deal with a situation and can unveil your whiny side.
Begin Hunting for Other Opportunities
Moving on is not just a phase but a way of living life to the fullest. All bad situations help a person learn to move on and raise a step to another level of life. Once you combat this pathetic condition, you can make a commencement for job hunting once again because life waits for no one. Keep improving your skills and apply for other opportunities alongside.
Remember the Mistakes You Must Avoid in Future
It’s good to remember your previous mistakes when you really wish to abandon them for the next time. You need to make sure that you don’t repeat the mistakes that you have made in your previous job interviews. This is all you must be careful about and you are all set to crack your next big step.
Just keep a check of all the things that are mentioned above and you will be fine for your new job interview with a rejuvenated confidence.