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After each interview critique yourself using these questions:

Did I:

 

Post Interview Actions.

 

  • Evaluation
  • Correspondence
  • What if you don't get the job
  • Personal Action Steps

While the interview is still fresh in your mind, answer several questions:

  • Name/title of the people you met with.
    • Role in organization
    • Priorities – what is important to each person
    • Reaction to you – what each person seems to like/dislike
  • What does the job entail Biggest challenges?
  • Why are you qualified for the job?
  • What things about myself (talents, experience, traits) did the interviewer react favorable to?
  • What did I say about myself that did not seem to make a favorable impression on my interview?
  • What appealed to me about the job?  Area?  Organization?
  • What did I hear about the job/organization/area that was not appealing?
  • My overall impression of the interview was:
  • The interviewer’s overall impression seemed to be:
  • If I could do the interview over, what if anything, would I do differently?
  • 3 ACTION STEPS  for the next interview

 

Thank you notes should be sent after every interview the same day or the next morning at the latest.  ( This is the most overlooked step on the entire job-hunting process).

Your follow-up correspondence should be concise and contain these four ingredients:

  1. Identify the position and date of the interview and thank the interviewer for his or her time.
  2. Address am topic of importance to the interviewer (problem or projects) and offer additional information about your expertise.
  3. Address a second topic of significance to the interviewer – introduce any additional information about your expertise that may have been omitted during the interview.
  4. Conclude with positive statements of interest in and a commitment to the opportunity.  Leave the door open for you to initiate further verbal contact.
  • Remember, you can be considered more than once.
  • Your name may be passed on to other colleagues who might need someone with your skills.
  • Obtain feedback from all your interviewers on their impressions and suggestions for improvement.
  • Examine how you feel (determine the roots of your feelings).
  • Talk through your feelings with another person.
  • Do a self-analysis and determine how to make necessary changes the next time.
  • Do more practice mock interviews.
  • Don’t get defensive or blame others.
  • Establish an action plan – the work your plan.

To prepare for your next interview, take the next steps:

  1. Seek feedback on specific developmental needs and suggestions for improvement from a trusted relative or friend.
  2. Devote 1 hour of reading and research to better understand the culture of the company you are interviewing next.
  3. Practice simple questions with trusted relative or friend and get feedback on answers.