The moment your education jobs interview is done and you have shook hands with your interviewer is very nostalgic. It’s like you’re back to school again. You have done your homework and have completed a grueling 20-minute one-on-one oral exam with your teacher. And now you leave it to the universe and hope for a passing grade. Yes, nostalgic yet bet nerve wrecking. But there are things you can do to properly debrief yourself to avoid any anxiety after an interview.
So, grab a pen and paper and listen up! It’s going be on the exam.
- Worry less and celebrate more
Now, we don’t mean going out and really painting the town red. No. You aren’t hired yet so hold your horses. By what we mean is that avoid thinking too much that has already happened. Your worrying will not turn back time for you to somehow change your answers because you feel you could have done, said, and explained it much better. Yes, that could be true, but you can’t really do anything about it now. Instead, be positive and oat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for even making it through the interview without passing out. You deserve it.
- Law of Attraction
We believe strongly on the Law of Attraction – positive thoughts will attract positive results, bad though bad results. Thinking that you’re not going to get the job on your way will just create a huge looming black cloud of doubt over your head and it will not make things good for you because you’ll end up worrying about it too much. Instead, believe that you did a good job. Plus, the fact that you got called in for an interview means that they saw something from your job application. But then again, if it’s a no, it’s a no. Just pick up from where you last tripped, stand back up and try again. That’s life, you win some and you lose some.
- Never be pushy
Okay. Most of the less seasoned applicants for education jobs would usually call the day (or two) after the job interview happened. This is not something you should do. Most interviewers would end your meeting with a “Thank you very much for coming. We’ll get in touch with you.” or the more ominous, “Don’t call us. We’ll call you.” Some take this as a hint to contact back the office and ask if the management has already decided. Patience is the key here. Remember that you are not the only applicant who they are considering for the job. Also, you don’t want to sound desperate or much more demanding to get the job. If it’s yours, they will surely call you and give you the great news. If not, you really can’t do anything about it. So, chill!
What you do after the interview is as important as what you do before and during the interview. If you feel that you did a good job at justifying why you would be the best choice for that, then you shouldn’t worry at all. But if you will you could have done a better job, learn from it and use that on your next interview for education jobs instead of crying over spilled milk.