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Job Interview Regret and Remorse: What You Said And Should Not Have Said

Updated on March 16, 2015
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Missing Link is originally from rural Ohio. He currently lives in Hillsboro, OR. with his Wife and two Sons.

Job interviews can be stressful and often, there is much on the line. If hired, you can go from being on unemployment and food stamps to having a full time job with benefits. Your family can go from barely getting by to having relative stability. If you are young, you can go from living with your parents and having little to having your own apartment and vehicle.

It is therefore critical you try to say everything you intend to during the interview...but this is seldom the case. We almost always fail to mention something important that could have made a difference in the outcome. This realization makes you wish you could go back and make things right...but it is too late.

You also can say something you wish you could take back. You can unwittingly say something that sounds like a “red flag” to the employer. You may realize your mistake quickly but more often, realize it later in the day. You may think to yourself ---”oh wow am I an idiot; I can’t believe I said that - stupid, stupid, stupid.” This is torture!

Have you ever had regret or remorse after a job interview regarding something you said or did not say?

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