How Not to Obsess after a Job Interview

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The interview is over and you can’t help but sigh with relief.  You made it through and it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would (or maybe it was, but hey it was a good experience).  Now, you might think you are in the clear and all you have to do is wait.  While it is true that waiting is the next step, it is not that easy.  Some even find it more difficult between the time the interview has been completed to the time they hear back from the company on whether or not they received the position.

Unless you discover that you have given the interviewer misinformation, don’t continue
to go over your answers again and again.  If you look for flaws you will find them.  It is
unnecessary torture.  Keep yourself busy and if you are on a serious job hunt, continue
with your search and put the interview on the back burner until you hear back.  If you did
provide wrong information that would be crucial to a decision you may want to consider
following up to correct the wrong depending on what it was.  If it was for a driving job
and they asked if you have had any speeding tickets in the past three years and you said
yes but later discovered it happened four years ago – definitely call.  If on the other hand,
you were quoting sales results and underestimated the number of sales you made; it
would probably be best left as it was.

Keep yourself busy as you wait for an answer from your interview.  And if it happens that
you didn’t get the job use it as a learning experience.  If there were questions you wished
you would have answered differently at least you know that now for the next interview
you attend.

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