Everyone has a bad job interview every now and then. The ability to recover after the interview and to continue on with enthusiasm is the key to future success. This can be achieved by applying a recovery process before continuing your job search.
A recovery process will allow you to follow up after the interview with confidence and then continue your job search with a clear mind and attitude. Overcoming failures is what creates future success when the outcome is applied in a positive manner to future job interviews.
A recovery process needs to begin by talking with someone you trust about the interview. Every one needs to vent in order to clear their mind. Discussing the experience will help you organize the events of the interview and help you decide what interviewing techniques you need to work on.
Admitting mistakes that you feel you made during the interview can help you to better prepare for future interviews by addressing these areas and striving to improve them. You must first identify the areas and then draft a course of action on how you will improve these areas in the future.
Reconnect timely after the interview with a recovery follow up letter once you have cleared your mind and identified the problem areas. Keep your recovery letter fact filled and full of concrete examples to back up any areas you failed to address with complete answers during that interview.
The recovery letter should be full of enthusiasm and show continued interest in the job. If you have concluded that you may not have been fully qualified for the job but are still interested in employment with that company express your interest in any future openings that you may be qualified for.
Begin working on improving the problem areas that you feel you had during that interview and begin your job search again. Put the bad job interview behind you and practice the new course of action that you have drafted for improvement in problem areas.
Express your confidence by continuing your job search and show your enthusiasm and excitement for the next job interview that you land. Apply the improvements that you have worked on and prepare for the success that you will achieve in the future.