Interview Cracking Skills - Post Interview Preparation



While discussing Interview skill, we will divide this in three sections:

i. Pre-interview

ii. During Interview

iii. Post-Interview


(we will discuss these three in 3 articles, the first one Pre - Interview & During Interview are discussed in 2 separate article, here is the Third one - Post Interview)

iii. Post-Interview

What to do after an interview?



a. Send a thank you note:

Always remember to send a mail thanking your interviewer for his time and courtesy. By doing so, you will create an image of a thoughtful, caring and cultured person.


b. Identify your weaknesses and strengths:

Interview is over. Be honest to yourself now and think about your performance as a critic. Note down your weaknesses and strengths. Start working on improvement of these weaknesses so that you can perform better in the next interview.



c. Follow up:

Sometimes interviewer gives a date for call back to you or leaves this open. So if any date is given, then wait till that date and if its left open, then do an appropriate follow up. A gentle reminder does not hurt anyone, but don’t make yourself look desperate.



d. Accept rejection

After interview there are two options only – either selection or rejection. So if you are rejected, then don’t lose hope. Don’t link your rejection with your luck or performance. There might be many other reasons, like some strong references with other candidates.


Don’t take rejection personally. It’s business. Every interview teaches you something.

“Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence instead is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t”  -Christina Grimmie-
















Actually, you have to be a little bit selfish here and do full exploitation of your rejection. How? Use each rejection as an opportunity to learn about the whole employment process, employer’s psychology and most importantly about yourself.


Get up and be ready for the next interview. Search for a job again and move ahead with positive mindset.


“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up”

                                                                       - Regina Brett -



e. Celebrate your selection but be ready for the next task

If you’re selected then, cheer up and celebrate, it’s your time. But don’t forget that this is just the start of your career and you need to move in to the next phase of life.


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