After an interview, it’s important to take a lot of deep cleansing breaths and reflect about the “process.” If you’ve been at a job search for a while, really excited about this particular position or just aren’t sure how to gauge your performance, use these questions as a guide. More importantly, use your answers to become the better, smarter candidate:
- Did you feel comfortable during the interview?
- Which questions could you have answered better?
- Where were you successful? And not so much?
- Were there awkward silences?
- Were you able to demonstrate your understanding of the organization?
- How was your conversational style?
- Did the interviewer ask questions that you couldn’t answer?
- Did the interviewer have any concerns about your work history, candidacy or skills?
- Were you able to ask questions at the end about the organization or position? If so, were the answers helpful?
- Would you do anything differently next time? Or say something different?
You may be thinking, “what’s the point now?” given that the interview is over. If you don’t land this job, you’ll have another interview to prepare for. As always, it is important to learn from our mistakes and build on our successes. Good luck!