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Turning A Bad Interview
There are many ways for an interview to go wrong.
Many of these are obviious and avoidable misatkes
(i.e. you show up late, there's a stain on your
shirt, etc...) But sometimes however, it isn't
clear why an interview isn't going well. Here's
what to do:
Try to keep smiling. Body language plays an
important part in an interview. Smiling also
helps increase your energy and project confidence
- all plusses in an interview.
Ask the Interviewer Questions:
If you feel that you aren't giving the right
answers to an interviewer's questions, then and
ask the interviewer a few questions of your own.
You don't have to wait until the end of an
interview to ask questions. This will give you a
chance to compose yourself and the interviewer's
answers may give you a clue as to what he or she
is looking for.
If an interviewer seems bored while you're
answering a question, ask if you have answering
what they're looking for. That way, you can avoid
talking about the wrong things and begin talking
about the right things.
Maybe you misunderstood the question or maybe the
question wasn't phrased clearly. Don't struggle
to answer - just ask the interviewer for some
If you still feel like the interview is going
poorly, then towards the end of the interview ask
if the interviewer has any concerns or questions
regarding you as a candidate. That way, you can
directly respond to any issues.
Your Answers May Not Be the Problem:
The interviewer may just be in a bad mood. There
are all osrts of reasons why an interviewer may
have been in a bad mood which may have nothing to
do with you. So just do the best and don't worry
about things you can't control.