How To Deal With A Botched Job Interview

So, your interview has gone bad; it’s not the end of the world!

Bad job interviews are a part of life. You hit some and then you miss some. Believe us or not, literally everyone has had at least one bad job interview in their lives. However, getting over a bad job interview is probably harder than getting over a bad break up. A bad job interview takes a toll on your sense of self worth and self confidence. You lose your self esteem and start second guessing yourself every step of the way. Getting over a bad job interview is crucial for you to be able to prepare yourself better for the next one. Here’s how you can deal with it when you have botched up a job interview.

Feeling Disappointed Is Better Than Being In Denial

You are bound to get negative feelings about yourself and your expertise when you have botched up a job interview. Instead of being in denial about the situation, accept it and allow yourself to feel disappointed. Nobody expects you to feel happy when you have done badly at a job interview and you should not too. Instead of repressing your negative feelings of disappointment, frame your mind to appreciate and acknowledge your efforts instead of the result. A bad job interview will make you feel uncomfortable and disappointed in yourself and that’s normal. Don’t force yourself to feel otherwise. Take your time.

A Pep Talk Will Get You Through

Talk to someone close about your bad interview, Tell everything that went wrong to someone you trust. Doing this will help you get a fresh perspective and who known you might even realise that things are not as bad as it seems to you! When you are unable to find the confidence in yourself understanding how someone else sees your talent and your capabilities would give you the push to get you out of the slump. A bad interview will make you be hard on yourself and maybe talking to someone who is kind to you will remind you to be kind to yourself.

A Feedback From The Interviewer

Ask for a feedback on your job interview from your interviewer. That way, you will be able to spot the weaknesses and the missing links. This will help you to improve in the areas that need a little work and you’ll be prepared better.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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