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28 days ago by Elk Recruitment
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 You cannot control every part of an interview

I am so disappointed, I felt I did a great interview and I still didn’t
get the job, What? This is not an uncommon occurrence as there are so many
factors at play during the interview itself and broader hiring process that you
unfortunately have no control over.
   Although
doing the pre-interview prep work like Googling the interviewers, company
website and knowing the job spec and your CV inside out are imperative, it does
not necessarily mean you will get the job, so prepare yourself for this real
possibility.

For the most part, the practical side and logistics of the interview is
fairly generic across the board and most interviews will follow the same interviewing
format and questioning.
   The part of the
interview we don’t have any real control over is the cultural & personality
traits the employer has identified as important to making the position a
success within their companies cultural setting.
  So although you may think you are a perfect
fit for the role, you answered the questions extremely well and gave an
excellent account of yourself, you may also have come across as too brash, too quiet,
too meticulous, too prepared, too qualified, too polished, too cocky, too
intrusive, too confrontational, too relaxed, too confident or indeed too funny
to fit in with this employer.
  With
another employer these traits could have been perfect.

Cultural & personality questions like 1. How do you deal with teams?
2. Tell me about an excellent day you had in work? or 3. How do you deal with
conflict? will let you know that the company has a strong emphasis on culture
within their organisation. The only way to answer these questions is as
honestly as possible but do let the interviewers know that you have the ability
to adapt well in different types of working environments and be prepared to
give examples.
  So in summary if you are
not chosen for a role, don’t panic, they might have inadvertently done you a
favour. Try and get some feedback though, dust yourself of and go again,
eventually the doors will open for you.