Post Interview Advice

Once an interview is over, there is still a lot to be done. Many candidates find it useful, for instance, to jot down the questions they were asked whilst fresh in their memory and then consider how they could improve upon their answers. This can be very useful for future interviews, if required. On this page we look at what you should consider doing after an interview in order to maximise the benefit to you of that interview - irrespective of whether you get offered the particular job or not.

The first thing you should do is to write down the questions and the answers you gave. Work out how you could improve them in the future and think about what the interviewer would have wanted you to say.

If you've not had any feedback or heard anything within a week then call the employer to ask when you should expect to hear further.

When you hear whether you got the job or not, then you should ask for interview feedback either way: even if you got the job it is still useful to know where you came across as whilst you did well and got the job there might still have been areas where you could develop, and even hearing where you did well is useful as it is as important to be aware of our strengths as it is to be aware of our weaknesses, infact arguably more so.

If you did not get the job, which statistically will be the case (so don't be too down as on average many more than two candidates will be interviewed for a position), then work through the feedback that is given. Is it valid feedback? Try to be rational and objective and too take any feedback too personally. Many get annoyed or emotional when receiving feedback that is not positive, you should try to avoid this if possible.