This is not an article about how to write a follow up email after a job interview. It’s about what you should be doing IMMEDIATELY after a job interview. Typically, most people come out of the job interview hoping they answered the questions well. Some are relieved that it’s finally done, others wish they could do it again.

But here’s what you should do IMMEDIATELY after a job interview:

1) Note every question that they asked you during the interview

And I mean every question, even the ones you thought you answered well. And you should note all this down when your memory is fresh.

2) Think about how you answered

Relive the moment you answered the questions. Look at how the interviewers responded, including non-verbal feedback. Were they crossing their arms? Frowning? Or were they smiling and nodding? Was it followed up immediately by another question? If you could answer the questions again, how would you answer it?

3) Practise your answer until the delivery is perfect

Not only should you rethink some of your answers, you should also practise actually verbalising your answers. The delivery of your answer is sometimes more important than the actual content, because often there’s never a right answer, but they way you answer will show confidence and a clear thought process.



Posted by Derek Toh

Derek is the founder and CEO of WOBB.CO. He was part of the pioneer batch for the Stanford-MaGIC Entrepreneurship Program, and is also a mentor for McKinsey & Company's Youth Leadership Academy. Derek is on a mission to revolutionise work culture in Asia. He cares about initiatives that improve education and the talent market. Derek is also a big fan of superhero movies, and has been told that he drinks too much coffee during the day.