What to do after a really bad job interview: In an ideal world, we would be able to set up a job interview for our dream job by the evening, and get a decision then and there, but unfortunately that’s just not the reality. Not every job interview goes well ad in fact sometimes they can go terrible.
However, this doesn’t mean that you should give up on your job search, or even give up on the actual job that you have just been interviewed for! That’s right, all hope is not lost and there is a chance that you could salvage the chance by taking some small steps and following the advice and guidance that we have provided below.
Try to Recover
Even though there is a chance that you could recover from this, it is very difficult. If your interview has ended really bad the best thing to do might be to ring up the person who interviewed you (or you might want to send an email) and explain the situation to this person.
Accept that he fact that the interview didn’t go very well and talk to the employer about this. If possible, try to arrange a second interview – if you are a potentially good candidate for the job then chances are the employer will be happy to give you a second chance to redeem yourself.
Continue Your Job Search
Even if you aren’t able to recover from your bad job interview experience, all hope is not lost. There are still countless amounts of jobs out there for you and all you need to do is find them and apply! Make sure that you continue your job search and search through the job boards for a few hours every day, you might also want to sign up to a recruitment agency so that your chances of getting a job are greatly increased.
Learn from the Experience
This might have been your dream job that you was applying for, or it could have been another job that you wasn’t really too bothered about. Nonetheless, you should always make an active effort to learn from your experience with any interview, not just the ones that end badly.
Think about what you done that resulted in the interview not going very well – what could you have done to prevent this? How will you approach your next interview now, with your new knowledge?