AFTER THE INTERVIEW
Post-interview actions can be just as important as interview preparation. You want to make sure you are showing your enthusiasm even after the interview has passed.
After the interview, you want to remain confident when you leave. Check out the tips below for what to do after your interview:
Shake the interviewer(s) hands firmly and confidently.
Thank them for taking the time to see you.
Send the interviewer a thank-you note/email within 24 hours of your interview. Use the opportunity to restate your qualifications and interest in the position.
Stay positive! Interviewing can be a lengthy process, especially if the company wants to conduct a second interview with additional staff members.
Reasons for Not Getting the Job
Even if you put a lot of time and effort into applying and interviewing for a job, sometimes you might not get a job offer. Try not to get too discouraged as there could be several things that played a part in the employer's decision. Here are some potential examples:
The organization or employer changed their hiring needs
The hiring manager had someone else in mind for the position
You have leadership skills, but the organization is not looking for a manager
You have greater ambitions, and they do not think you will stay long-term
Late to the interview
You did not follow up after the interview
You did not send all of the supplemental application materials
Your social media does not fit with their culture
Your references were vague and not familiar with your work
You were unfamiliar with the company's values or mission
Poor personal appearance/unprofessional application
Lack of confidence and poise
Lack of planning for career, with no purpose and goals
Overemphasis on money, interest only in best dollar offer or benefits
Unrealistic job and/or advancement expectations
These are not the only reasons for not getting a job offer. There could be additional internal factors, and it is important to keep your head up and stay positive. View every interview as a learning experience, and use each one to improve your skills for the next interview!
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