Aug 23, 2018 - 12:48 AM
Depending on what went wrong, you can perform some post-interview damage control with a few smart steps. Before you decide to act, you’ll need to discern whether you made a make-or-break mistake from which you can recover, such as forgetting to mention a critical fact that may impact the employer’s decision.
Since you should typically send a thank-you note within 24 to 48 hours after an interview, it’s the perfect chance to concisely describe the details you accidentally left out and to reemphasize that you’re available for further follow-up. You could also enlist help from your references, asking them to bring up the information you left out when the employer contacts them. To better ready yourself for the next opportunity, take a look at our job interviewing tips.