WHAT NOT TO SAY…“To be honest with you, I would think it would be your loss!”
“If I didn’t get the job, I would be a little bit disappointed, but I have applied for lots of different jobs so I am sure I will get one soon.”
So, there are two really bad answers to that tricky interview question, ‘what will you do if you don’t get this job?’. DO NOT USE THESE.
Instead, keep reading as we will give you the perfect scripted answer and 3 really important tips for giving a top-scoring answer!
3 VERY IMPORTANT TIPS FOR ANSWERING THE TOUGH INTERVIEW QUESTION, ‘WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOU DON’T GET THIS JOB?’
TIP #1 – Say that you will be disappointed that you didn’t get the job but that you will respect their decision. It is important to be mature and professional about the possibility of not getting hired.
TIP #2 – In your answer, make sure you say you will ask them for feedback and you will use that feedback to improve and develop.
TIP #3 – Make sure you tell the interviewer you will apply again once you have improved because you genuinely want to work for their company.
“WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOU DON’T GET THIS JOB?” EXAMPLE ANSWER!
“If I didn’t get the job, I would be disappointed. However, I would respect and understand that I am not yet the right person for your company. I would ask you for feedback on how I could improve and I would go away and take action to develop myself in the required areas. I genuinely want to work for your company, so I would reapply when the next position was advertised.”
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