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Job Seeking: After Interview

You may want to breathe a big sigh of relief, but there's unfinished business to attend to, regardless of the interview outcome.

A lot of preparatory work went into getting you to the interview stage. You should take the opportunity to learn as much as you can from this experience.

It's important to determine where you excelled, but it's equally important to highlight the areas that you may need to improve on.

If Successful


Before you organize the celebration and say goodbye to old colleagues, wait for written confirmation.

Make sure you are sent a contract and details of the terms and conditions.

Clarify any concerns you have before accepting the job in writing.

If Unsuccessful

Try not to feel too disappointed. There's still much to be learned from the interview process.

  • Reflect on your performance. Write down what worked and what didn't, and the questions that gave you the most difficulty. Plan how you would respond next time.
  • Contact a member of the interview panel and ask for constructive feedback on your performance.

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