Have you ever experienced an awkward moment during an interview?
Drawing a blank to a question you prepared for ahead of the interview, experienced a wardrobe malfunction, or perhaps your phone going off mid-sentence.
If you said yes to any of the above, you’re not alone.
The interview process is stressful, meeting strangers for the first time and trying to convince them you’re the best person for the job is stressful and can sometimes get the best of you.
There is nothing wrong with asking for a moment to collect your thoughts before responding to question, explaining the coffee spill on your crisp white shirt while making your way to the interview or acknowledging that your phone is ringing, apologizing, and turning it off. These things happen. Don’t beat yourself up about, keep your head in the game. Remember it’s how you recover from the situation that can potentially keep you in the running for the position.