Post # 1
I just need to vent for a second, and you ladies are always so supportive…
I graduated from law school in May and have been searching for a job ever since. I had an interview today that was in the fields I’m interested in (litigation and real estate). For the most part the interview was okay, but I totally blew one question. I knew as soon as the answer left my mouth that I ad f*ed it up and I’m all pissed at myself. I just want to cry right now.
I think I ended up saving it in the end – but it’s all I can think about…. ah! I am so frustrated, sad, annoyed…..
Anyway, I guess I’ll distract myself with …. favors? sigh.
Post # 3
Hopefully you’ll get a call back for a second interview, and you can explain your flub. And they may not even worry about it since you were a quick thinker and corrected yourself quickly. Everybody makes mistakes, even in job interviews. Doesn’t mean you won’t get a call back.
Try not to think about it and worry yourself too bad.
Post # 4
Oh no! I hate that post-interview feeling, when you’re reliving every moment, thinking of the great answers you “could’ve” given. 🙁 Don’t beat yourself up too much. Most people mess up at least once in an interview; I’ve never seen a perfect interview, anyway. There’s always one question (or more!) that could’ve been answered better. I’m sure you did fine. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m with Mrs. Spring, perfect interviews don’t exist. It sounds like you nailed the rest of it, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
Post # 6
Oh i wouldn’t worry about it. Everyone says dumb things in an interview =]
Post # 7
When I interviewed for the job I ended up with after law school, I was truly being myself when I answered one question. It wasn’t the answer that one of the judges wanted to hear. BUT, I didn’t get flustered or let him intimidate me. Turns out that was what landed me the job. The judge who selected me did so exactly because of how I responded to what might have been construed as a flub. SO, you never know! (Incidentally, this was the ONE job I really wanted and I didn’t have stellar grades, but I was lucky enough to land the job in October of my 3rd year.)