This week I went on three interviews. They were all in different industries and all had different job descriptions, all different environments. It is interesting to go on interviews to hear the questions they ask. One year ago I was the one interviewing applicants, now the shoe is on the other foot.
After each interview I analyze how I did, my answers, my questions and my body language. Did I answer the questions completely and articulately? Did I tell them what they wanted and are the answers that I gave the answers I would want to hear as the hiring manager?
Interviews make people uneasy – they weigh on your confidence. If I do not get hired I try to find out from them what were my weak points, what is it that they were looking for that I did not have? This is not easy it makes you second guess yourself and I’m not always nice to myself and I think I should not of said or I should of said, etc. I beat myself up when I do not receive a job offer right away.
Instead I should breathe, meditate, know that the right job will come at the right time. But of course I want it now and I do not want to wait.