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What To Do While Waiting To Hear Back After A Job Interview

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

The Waiting Game

You've been nervously waiting for a response from a hiring manager of an extremely reputable company, your dream company (for that matter ) after successfully moving forward to the second round of the interview process. Your hopes are extremely high and you dread checking your email.

You even put a hold on applying for other roles while you waited for this response. Then, a thought or rather a question crosses your mind. Job hunters, what do you do while you wait?

Don't put your life on hold while waiting for an unprecedented outcome. Here are a few tips to help you during the waiting game

Tip #1 - Do not overthink it

Do not fret over how you did in your interview. In her article, Adrianne Bibby says you can "reflect on your performance, but not to overthink it". This will help you figure out how to be better in your next interview.

Tip #2 - Practice Patience

Patience! Patience! Patience! You need to be extra patient. There are so many reasons why they haven't gotten back to you. It's the first few days of the new year. There are a lot of things to pick up from where they left off in December. Despite being told you're a viable candidate, there are still many other potential competitors. Or you probably didn't get the role. Everyone hates to hear this. But, it is what it is!

"Patience is not simply the ability to believe, it's how we behave while waiting" ~ Joyce Meyer

Tip #3 - Keep applying for more jobs

Continue applying. Do not put all your eggs in one basket, they say. Keep trying, if this isn't meant for you, well and good! There's something out there for everyone.

Remember as you're waiting for feedback after a job interview, keep the faith, and don't forget to chin up, my friends!

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jackieanne kosy
jackieanne kosy
Sep 17, 2022

Good tips!


Joy Kibet
Joy Kibet
Sep 17, 2022

Brenda you are an adept writer! I enjoyed reading this article.

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