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Figure: Post-Interview Retro
To begin, grab a piece of paper and fold it twice to make three columns: celebrate, improve, learn.
Celebrate: What Went Well?
When we’re in the middle of interviews, things happen fast. Sometimes there’s little room for thinking, and if you’re an introvert you may feel overwhelmed by the constant barrage of questions. So it helps to step back after the interview and celebrate the things that went particularly well:
How did I set myself up for success during the interview?
What question(s) did I pass with flying colors? What made it good?
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