But even if you walk out of the interview worrying about your answers, all may not be lost.
In her weekly column for The Cut, "Ask a Boss," workplace advice writer Alison Green addresses what to do if you feel like you messed up a question in an interview. Green suggests that it's not a bad idea to write the interviewer a follow-up note in a thank you email and clarify your answer.
"If you feel like you just messed up on a question or two, as opposed to the entire interview, you could send the interviewer a thank-you note that reiterates your interest in the job and says something like this:
'I realised after we spoke that when you asked me about X, I should have said ____. I realised I’d misunderstood the question afterwards and wanted to correct it!'"
It's generally a good idea to write a thank-you email after any job interview. A well-written follow-up email can help you stand out from the crowd and leave a good final impression on a hiring manager.
Dr Deborah Good, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, previously told Business Insider that a post-interview thank-you note should be professional in tone, have an attention-grabbing first paragraph, and include a specific reference about yourself to remind the interviewer who you are.
And as Green pointed out, a thank-you note is also an excellent opportunity to make clarifications to any answers you feel like you messed up.
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