Job interviews are huge. Seeing as how it’s becoming more and more difficult to get people to even look at your resume these days, having the opportunity to get your foot in the door and get to plead your case and qualifications in person is major. Once it’s over, a huge weight is lifted off your back, even if you did poorly. Now it’s time to wait. How agonizing is that? Spending too much time mourning a bad interview with your shoulda, couldas and wouldas or being too cocky about a good one is a waste of time that will leave you crazy if things don’t go your way quickly. So here are a few things you need to do to fill in that time, and to help you keep your dignity intact and your options open.
Keep Filling Out Job Applications
It’s okay to be excited when a job interview goes well, but don’t play yourself–a good, or “nailed” interview in your book doesn’t guarantee that you got the job you want, my dear. Until that employer makes a grab at you, keep filling out job applications like clockwork, re-working your cover letter for different opportunities, and staying optimistic. While you may be the perfect person for a job, know that you are probably not the only individual being brought in for an interview for that job, so keep your fingers crossed, but keep an eye out for other job opportunities and get to applying.