What Should I do After my Interview?
Following each interview it is important (if you want to learn anything) to review your performance. Sometimes this can be uncomfortable but reviewing can help embed good practice and it can help highlight areas for improvement. Try using the following review questions:
- Overall how did it go?
- Which questions did I answer well?
- Which questions did I find more difficult?
- How can I improve on that question for the next time?
- Did I build good rapport with the interviewer?
- Did I display confidence and professionalism?
- Was there any area of my experience/skills that I did not get a chance to display?
- Did I ask relevant questions?
- What would I do differently next time?
Sometimes candidates send a short e-mail following an interview and this can make you stand out from the crowd. The purpose of the mail would be to:
- Remind the interviewer of you and demonstrate your enthusiasm
- Give you a chance to answer any concerns you think he/she might have been left with
Many organisations will offer you feedback after the interview. If they do, then always take it. If they don’t then ask them for feedback on what you might do differently next time.