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7 Things You Can Do After A Really Bad Job Interview

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Have you ever left a job interview knowing you completely flopped? Chances are you have—and you probably dealt with it by beating yourself up and putting that opportunity behind you.  But walking away from the job or employer with a negative attitude won’t benefit anyone.


“Bad interviews can be very discouraging and cause feelings of inadequacy, shame, frustration, and even depression,” says Dr. Katharine Brooks, executive director of the office of personal and career development at Wake Forest University and author of You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. “We all like to think of ourselves as successful and when we have an experience that contradicts that image, it can be difficult to recover. Particularly when the interview involves a lot of pressure—the person desperately needs the job—this just makes the bad job interview worse.”


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It is going to happen some time in your life. A bad job interview that leaves you feeling like a failure. This article has some great suggestions on how to turn this negative experience into a positive one.
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:23 PM

Have you ever left a job interview knowing you completely flopped? Here are seven things you can do the next time that happens.

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Job Interview Follow-Up

Job Interview Follow-Up | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Advice and suggestions on how to follow-up after an interview.
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insight on how to follow up a job interview and possibly make right a bad anwer or impression.

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Jenni Borg's comment, July 7, 2013 5:48 PM
What a great resource. You were able to provide valuable information for all grade levels!
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Expert Interview Body Language Tips

Expert Interview Body Language Tips | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Use the right interview body language to successfully communicate in your job interview. Learn the non-verbal communication techniques that impress and build rapport in your interview.
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Body language is so important to convey your personality and confidence; or lack of same.  This article tells the reader some secrets to gainig the edge.

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Jenni Borg's comment, July 7, 2013 5:49 PM
Body language is so important when it comes to an interview. This resource provides engaging language that keeps the reading interested while providing important information.
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interview questions - Yahoo! Search Results

interview questions - Yahoo! Search Results | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
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Top 3 Toughest Interview Questions.  This video stresses the importance of being prepared.  His choices of the top 3 are plausible and he gives great suggestions on how to anwers.

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Dana Daines-Smith's comment, July 7, 2013 11:05 PM
I like how the video not only poses the questions but also provides some suggestions. Interesting.
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Interview Questions: 100 Potential Interview Questions | Monster

Interview Questions: 100 Potential Interview Questions | Monster | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Job interview questions can run the gamut. You probably won't face all 100 of these, but being ready to answer at least some of them will help you prepare for your interview.
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100 sample interview questions with links to how to anwer some of them. I like how it breaks the questions into categories like basic get to know you, behavioral and career development.

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Sample Behavioral Job Interview Questions

Sample Behavioral Job Interview Questions | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
An exhaustive list of some of the most popular sample job interview questions job-seekers may face while participating in behavioral interivews.
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This article has examples of behavioral interview questions and suggested answers.  It explains why interviewers may ask this question so the interviewer knows how to think about the answer.

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Job Interview Skills - Going for a Job

Job Interview Skills - Going for a Job | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Use this document to polish your cv and interview skills. Present more effectively, identify your best skills and acknowledge your unique qualities.
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This site give students the basics from who to apply for a job to how to do an interview follow up.  Great review.

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5 Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview | Monster

5 Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview | Monster | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Here are 5 questions that can make a bad impression on your interviewer, scuttling your chances for getting the job.
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Nice to know what not to ask in an interview.

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JOB INTERVIEW questions and answers (Part 3): Tell me about yourself

Job interview questions and answers (Part 3): Tell me about yourself Find tons of jobs near you at http://www.snagajob.com Welcome to Job Hunters! Today we'r...
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Good and bad examples of the number one key questions,"So, tell me about yourself."

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, June 27, 2014 8:35 AM

Regardless of what postiion you are applying for, being prepared to respond authentically and concisely to the question..."So tell me about yourself is wise to do.

 

Do you have your elevator speech perfected, and would like to share with us?  Would love to hear from you.

 

Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

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Video of Bad Job Interview Answers - Huizenga Business School

http://www.nsusales.com -- Huizenga Business School produced a video of a bad job interview. These are some funny job interview answers from the candidates. ...
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What not to do.  The taboos of interviews.

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Hilarious Funny Job Interviews - A Funny Interview Scene Compilation

From Step Brothers to Kramer vs. Kramer, the most memorable job interview clips are organized into 3 minutes of fun!
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Hilarious examples of what NOT to do!  One bad word needs censored for students.

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Job Interview Tips: Tell Me About Yourself v2. Example of a good answer.

A woman, interviewing for a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative position, answers the common interview question: Tell Me About Yourself. This is an example o...
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Good example of the correct anwers for "tell me about yourself."

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How Can I Get a Job...Interview Tips, Techniques, and Skills

How to get a job...getting hired products and additional tips available at - http://www.MikeAguilera.com/Hired.htm ...audio product for job interview communi...
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Great video!  Mike Aguilera talks about subconcious or non verbal communication.  He also highlights common mistakes and what to ask in an interview.

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How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health And Improve Work

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Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that’s easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence”. But those views may be changing.

 

Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile. The impact of positive thinking on your work, your health, and your life is being studied by people who are much smarter than me. One of these people is Barbara Fredrickson.

 

Fredrickson is a positive psychology researcher at the University of North Carolina and she published alandmark paper that provides surprising insights about positive thinking and its impact on your skills. Her work is among the most referenced and cited in her field and it is surprisingly useful in everyday life. Let’s talk about Fredrickson’s discovery and what it means for you…

What Negative Thoughts Do To Your Brain

Play along with me for a moment. Let’s say that you’re walking through the forest and suddenly a tiger steps onto the path ahead of you. When this happens, your brain registers a negative emotion — in this case, fear.

 

Researchers have long known that negative emotions program your brain to do a specific action. When that tiger crosses your path, for example, you run. The rest of the world doesn’t matter. You are focused entirely on the tiger, the fear it creates, and how you can get away from it.

 

In other words, negative emotions narrow your mind and focus your thoughts. At that same moment, you might have the option to climb a tree, pick up a leaf, or grab a stick — but your brain ignores all of those options because they seem irrelevant when a tiger is standing in front of you. This is a useful instinct if you’re trying to save life and limb, but in our modern society we don’t have to worry about stumbling across tigers in the wilderness. The problem is that your brain is still programmed to respond to negative emotions in the same way — by shutting off the outside world

and limiting the options you see around you.

 

For example, when you’re in a fight with someone, your anger and emotion might consume you to the point where you can’t think about anything else.

 

Or, when you are stressed out about everything you have to get done today, you may find it hard to actual start anything because you’re paralysed by how long your to-do list has become. Or, if you feel bad about not exercising or not eating healthy, all you think about is how little willpower you have, how you’re lazy, and how you don’t have any motivation.

 

In each case, your brain closes off from the outside world and focuses on the negative emotions of fear, anger, and stress — just like it did with the tiger. Negative emotions prevent your brain from seeing the other options and choices that surround you. It’s your survival instinct.

 

Now, let’s compare this to what positive emotions do to your brain. This is where Barbara Fredrickson returns to the story.

What Positive Thoughts Do To Your Brain

Fredrickson tested the impact of positive emotions on the brain by setting up a little experiment. During this experiment, she divided her research subjects into five groups and showed each group different film clips. The first two groups were shown clips that created positive emotions. Group 1 saw images that created feelings of joy. Group 2 saw images that created feelings of contentment. Group 3 was the control group. They saw images that were neutral and produced no significant emotion. The last two groups were shown clips that created negative emotions. Group 4 saw images that created feelings of fear. Group 5 saw images that created feelings of anger.

 

Afterward, each participant was asked to imagine themselves in a situation where similar feelings would arise and to write down what they would do.

Each participant was handed a piece of paper with 20 blank lines that started with the phrase: “I would like to…” Participants who saw images of fear and anger wrote down the fewest responses. Meanwhile, the participants who saw images of joy and contentment, wrote down a significantly higher number of actions that they would take, even when compared to the neutral group.

 

In other words, when you are experiencing positive emotions like joy, contentment and love, you will see more possibilities in your life. These findings were among the first that proved that positive emotions broaden your sense of possibility and open your mind up to more options. But that was just the beginning. The really interesting impact of positive thinking happens later…

How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skill Set

The benefits of positive emotions don’t stop after a few minutes of good feelings subside. In fact, the biggest benefit that positive emotions provide is an enhanced ability to build skills and develop resources for use later in life. Let’s consider a real-world example.

 

A child who runs around outside, swinging on branches and playing with friends, develops the ability to move athletically (physical skills), the ability to play with others and communicate with a team (social skills), and the ability to explore and examine the world around them (creative skills). In this way, the positive emotions of play and joy prompt the child to build skills that are useful and valuable in everyday life.

 

These skills last much longer than the emotions that initiated them. Years later, that foundation of athletic movement might develop into a scholarship as a college athlete or the communication skills may blossom into a job offer as a business manager. The happiness that promoted the exploration and creation of new skills has long since ended, but the skills themselves live on. Fredrickson refers to this as the “broaden and build” theory because positive emotions broaden your sense of possibilities and open your mind, which in turn allows you to build new skills and resources that can provide value in other areas of your life.

 

As we discussed earlier, negative emotions do the opposite. Why? Because building skills for future use is irrelevant when there is immediate threat or danger (like the tiger on the path). All of this research begs the most important question of all: if positive thinking is so useful for developing valuable skills and appreciating the Big Picture of life, how do you actually get yourself to be positive?

How To Increase Positive Thinking In Your Life

What you can do to increase positive emotions and take advantage of the “broaden and build” theory in your life? Well, anything that sparks feelings of joy, contentment, and love will do the trick. You probably know what things work well for you. Maybe it’s playing the guitar. Maybe it’s spending time with a certain person. Maybe it’s carving tiny wooden lawn gnomes.

 

That said, here are three ideas for you to consider…


1. Meditation: Recent research by Fredrickson and her colleagues has revealed that people who meditate daily display more positive emotions that those who do not. As expected, people who meditated also built valuable long-term skills. For example, three months after the experiment was over, the people who meditated daily continued to display increased mindfulness, purpose in life, social support, and decreased illness symptoms.

Note: If you’re looking for an easy way to start meditation, here is a 10–minute guided meditationthat was recently sent to me. Just close your eyes, breathe, and follow along.


2. Writing: This study, published in the Journal of Research in Personality, examined a group of 90 undergraduate students who were split into two groups. The first group wrote about an intensely positive experience each day for three consecutive days. The second group wrote about a control topic. Three months later, the students who wrote about positive experiences had better mood levels, fewer visits to the health centre, and experienced fewer illnesses. (This blew me away. Better health after just three days of writing about positive things!)

Note: I used to be very erratic in my writing, but now I publish a new article every Monday and Thursday. I’ve written more about my writing process and how you can stick to your goals in this article and this article.


3. Play: Schedule time to play into your life. We schedule meetings, conference calls, weekly events, and other responsibilities into our daily calendars… why not schedule time to play?

When was the last time you blocked out an hour on your calendar just to explore and experiment? When was the last time you intentionally carved out time to have fun? You can’t tell me that being happy is less important than your Wednesday meeting, and yet, we act like it is because we never give it a time and space to live on our calendars. Give yourself permission to smile and enjoy the benefits of positive emotion. Schedule time for play and adventure so that you can experience contentment and joy, and explore and build new skills.

Happiness Versus Success: Which Comes First?

There’s no doubt that happiness is the result of achievement. Winning a championship, landing a better job, finding someone you love — these things will bring joy and contentment to your life. But so often, we wrongly assume that this means happiness always follows success.

 

How often have you thought, “If I just get ___, then I’ll be set.”

Or, “Once I achieve ___, I’ll be satisfied.”

 

I know I’m guilty of putting off happiness until I achieve some arbitrary goal. But as Fredrickson’s “broaden and build” theory proves, happiness is essential to building the skills that allow for success. In other words, happiness is both the precursor to success and the result of it.

 

In fact, researchers have often noticed a compounding effect or an “upward spiral” that occurs with happy people. They are happy, so they develop new skills, those skills lead to new success, which results in more happiness, and the process repeats itself.

Where to Go From Here

Positive thinking isn’t just a soft and fluffy feel–good term. Yes, it’s great to simply “be happy”, but those moments of happiness are also critical for opening your mind to explore and build the skills that become so valuable in other areas of your life. Finding ways to build happiness and positive emotions into your life — whether it is through meditation, writing, playing a pickup basketball game, or anything else — provides more than just a momentary decrease in stress and a few smiles.

 

Periods of positive emotion and unhindered exploration are when you see the possibilities for how your past experiences fit into your future life, when you begin to develop skills that blossom into useful talents later on, and when you spark the urge for further exploration and adventure. To put it simply: seek joy, play often, and pursue adventure. Your brain will do the rest.


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It is important to think positively. It is especially important to think positively before, during, and after a job interview. This article reflects some useful insight into what happens to us when we are positive.
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1. Define the "Broaden and Build" Theory

2. For One week commit to Meditation, Writing and/or Play.

3. How might this exploration create positive change in your future?

 

http://bauerhealthaction.com/category/positive-well-being/

 

 

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The Employer’s Perspective on Job Interviews | Business.com Blog

The Employer’s Perspective on Job Interviews | Business.com Blog | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
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This article gives a short summary of the interviewers perspective.  Good review.

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Jenni Borg's comment, July 7, 2013 5:48 PM
This is great to have the employer's perspective. This will help students to have insight that is up-to-date!
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Body language during a job interview

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Body language during a job interviewLetter, interview and body languageThe rules as regards applying for jobs have been subject to enormous changes lately. In the ...
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How to get the advantage by using appropriate, deliberate body language.  Send the right message of who you are and how you would perform in the job setting.  Good advise.

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Dana Daines-Smith's comment, July 7, 2013 11:05 PM
So important! These are things that people don't think about.
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Yahoo! Shine - Women's Lifestyle | Healthy Living and Fashion Blogs

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I love it!  I have one interviewer that comes in each year to simulate the interview experience and she always has a question like this.  Great practice to think on your feet.

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Jenni Borg's comment, July 7, 2013 5:50 PM
This is a great idea for practicing!
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5 Soft Skills to Showcase in an Interview

5 Soft Skills to Showcase in an Interview | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Are you a cultural fit for the job? Showcase these soft skills, and you might be.
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Soft Skills.  I love this one!  Work ethic.  How do you teach work ethic, more important how do you communicate that you have work ethic. 

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Behavioral Interviews

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Does past performance predict future success? Proponents of behavioral interviewing agree that it does.
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This article lets the reader know what a behavioral interview is and how to be successful in this part of their job interview.

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Interview Skills: 10 Tips to Improve Interview Performance | Monster

Interview Skills: 10 Tips to Improve Interview Performance | Monster | Job Interview Skills | Scoop.it
Follow these 10 tips to improve your job interview skills.
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Don't talk too much, don't be cocky and use appropriate language.  These are three out of ten excellent tips for the job interview.

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Craving Confidence: Job Interview Skills (Part 01)

In this first part of Craving Confidence's 3 part series on confident interview skills, Patricia Stark goes over some of the basic techniques of interviewing...
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Patricia Stark offers tips and ideas for going into the interveiw with confidence.

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Job Interview Tips - Job Interview Questions and Answers

http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-10857703.html Job Interview Tips - Job Interview Questions and Answers If you've got a big job interview coming up, how ...
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Tips for typical questions and answers. It helps to go in with the proper attitude.

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Pepsi Max Job Interview funny commercial

Pepsi Max Job Interview funny commercial good idea for getting the job more at http://www.myvolume.net
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Comic relief!  Short and fun.  No real value except win over the competition.

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Job Search Tips : Job Interview Tips: Dos & Don'ts

When preparing for a job interview, do research about the organization, pay attention to the job posting and smile to make the hiring manager comfortable. Fi...
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This site tells you to appear comfortable and therefore confident.  It also pushes the need to be familiar with the company and the job posting.

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Job interview tips = 2 questions you MUST answer

www.CareerCreator.org is a dedicated resource to give you the psychology behind every aspect of getting the right job for you. www.CareerCreatorBlog.com Thes...
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Valuable advise.  Don't give canned answers.  The two questions are can I trust you and do I like you?  Never actually spoken but cover all the other questions.

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Interview Dos and Don'ts

Watch this video to learn how to ace your next job interview.
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I only wish this was longer and added more tips.  Excellent video for young people going into their first interveiw experience.

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