WHAT TO DO AFTER AN INTERVIEW

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If your interview went well, you may be tempted to sit back and wait for the phone to ring with a job offer.  Many of my clients quit job searching - sure in the knowledge such a call is forthcoming!  As well as you think the interview went, the next one might have gone better.  ALWAYS continue your job search. 

After an interview, some job seekers write THANK YOU LETTERS...some don't.  Don't miss the opportunity to set yourself apart from the other job seekers. At the very least, a thank you note will remind them of your interview, confirm your interest, and associate warm fuzzy's with your name.  You may even tuck a nugget into the letter that you may not have mentioned or want to highlight again...ALWAYS send a thank you letter!


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It is also important to evaluate yourself after an interview.  This can be difficult both in terms of the actual exercise and in terms of what you assess about yourself.  Nearly every interviewee can find something they could have done differently, so don't "sweat the small stuffs" as the saying goes. DO think about anything you could have done differently and make note of this for your next interview prep session! 

If you get nervous and tend to overcompensate by presenting as overconfident or arrogant, you might try the following to see if it helps.

After an interview: 
1) Think about the interviews in which you feel you came across as arrogant.
2) Make a list of the behaviors, phrases, or body language that may be interpreted as arrogant. 
3) Think about any reactions on the part of your interviewer that lead you to believe you were viewed as arrogant and make a list of those.
4) Ask yourself - do you come across as "arrogant" in other settings?  If so, practice recognizing the clues that you may be coming across as arrogant and CHANGE that behavior, phrase or body language.
5) If you feel you are only seen as arrogant in an interview setting practice interviewing.  

Apply this same approach after an interview with any other aspects of interviewing you find you need to address: Nervousness, fidgeting, head-bobbing, etc.

Everyone hates to hear it because they say they feel stupid or silly, but you must PRACTICE. First in the mirror then with a friend then with a respected instructor or other "superior." The more you interview, practice or otherwise, the more comfortable and confident you will be when it really counts. Practice, practice, practice! 

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