You can really learn from your performance in an interview by self-critiquing. In order to get the most out of your interview here are some questions you should be asking yourself:
- Was I as prepared as I could have been?
- Did I demonstrate my interest, enthusiasm and a positive demeanor?
- Did I articulate my personal skills, strengths and abilities clearly?
- Was I able to relate my previous experience to the specific position I was being interviewed?
- Did I provide concrete, interesting and original examples of my skills and experience?
- Was I able to show the interviewers how much I wanted the job without pleading?
- Did I demonstrate a good knowledge of the organisation and a thorough understanding of the position?
- Which elements of the interview did I do well on and which did not go so well?
- Was I as well presented as I could have been?
- Did my body language or nervousness detract from my performance?
- Would practicing possible interview answers improve my performance in the future?
Remember to use you past experiences to your advantage! Even if you don’t get the job this time by reviewing your interview you can analyse how you can improve your interview skills for the future.