Bad Interviews: what to learn?
There are many different reasons why an interview turns bad.
Sometimes, it has to do with the employer not taking your seriously and/or simply ignoring you entirely. While there are other situations where the blame falls on your shoulders due to a lack of preparation. This is why it’s essential to prepare well and make sure you are putting your best foot forward.
However, what happens when you do everything right and the interview still doesn’t lead to a job?
There are going to be specific reasons as to why you didn’t get the job despite nailing the interview. Here is what you should do when this happens.
Lack of Preparation
This is a basic reason and one that a lot of prospective employees deal with at one point or another. You may not have prepared as well and that leads to inefficient results during the interview. This is why preparing and doing everything in your power to do well is key. It’s a bare minimum.
A lot of people don’t prepare as much as they need to, which results in horrible interviews. Many employers talk about this and feel a lack of preparation is a killer. You have to know what the job is about and which skills match up well with the position.
Remember, it’s okay to not always hit the nail on the head with your skillset. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate, but you have to position yourself as someone hard-working and attentive. This is going to help get you across the finish line.
It is always important to take the time to learn more about the employer and what they stand for. This includes going through their background, assessing their website, and making sure you are aware of what is said on the job listing. If you don’t do this, it looks like you are treating them like a random interview hoping to get lucky.
Major Red Flags
There are times when you are desperately seeking a job and assume the interview is only supposed to involve you answering questions. However, this is untrue because your employer should also take the time to answer questions. You need an employer that is willing to sell itself to you because that shows you are a valuable asset.
It is also a good way to spice up the interview and make it different to what everyone else is doing without being cumbersome.
An interviewer that doesn’t respond well to this isn’t someone you want to work for. This is a red flag and desperation should never be the answer when this happens. The situation is only going to get worse if this is how they treat you during the interview process.
You also have to focus on how desperate the employer is. Are they overselling the company hoping to win you over? This may mean they are trying to fool you into signing up with the company. Perhaps, they can’t seem to keep the people they hire because of internal issues?
Use Your Interview as a Way to Learn
Even some of the best interviews of all time may not lead to landing the job. Employers will always have different things running through their minds during the hiring process, which means it’s never valid to ignore learning points from your interview. It is not easy to ignore something like this because you assume the interview went well. However, it is also a great way to adapt and learn as you continue to see what the world has to offer in this regard.
Don’t be afraid to think about specific details associated with the job interview. You can even take the time to reach out to the employer and see what you could have done better. It can be something that lets you move forward with a stronger foundation.
This is key information that is going to help you nail future interviews. Anything that can help grow your interview skills is never a bad thing. It’s a great tool for you to continue to build yourself as a valuable asset.