December 27, 2017 | Job Guide 360

There are many ways that a job interview can go wrong. Some job candidates show up to their interview late because they underestimated how much traffic there would be. In other cases, an interview goes completely downhill after the job candidate gets tripped up by a difficult question. If you believe you botched your job interview, there are still a few steps that you can take to improve your chances of getting hired.

Figure Out What Went Wrong

If you weren't prepared for your interview, then it's probably evident that your issue stemmed from a lack of research and preparation. However, it's also possible that you adequately prepared yourself for the interview and you still botched it. If this is the case, it is essential that you analyze what happened during the interview to determine why the interview went badly. That way, you won't repeat the same mistake if you're given a second chance.

For example, it's possible that a lack of rapport between you and your interviewer is the main reason the interview didn't go well. Another potential reason is that you felt nervous.

Express Your Interest in the Position

Even if you believe that you no longer have a shot at the position, you should still send a thank you note to express your gratitude as well as to reaffirm your interest in the position. This will ensure that your interviewer doesn't believe you've written off the job simply because the interview didn't go as well as it could have.

Ask for Another Interview

You should consider asking for another interview or meeting. While many interviewers will refuse to allow you to have a second interview, there are many who will give you a second chance. Be honest about how you felt the first interview went and express your belief that you'll perform better on the interview if you receive a second chance.

As you can see, there are many things you can do to salvage your chances after a bad job interview. For more information about how to get hired after a botched job interview, don't hesitate to contact us.

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