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Absolutely terrible PhD interview

User: ema123 - 29 August 2017 16:06

I would advise not making any contact until you have the outcome as you won't be able to change this now. If you are unsuccessful you will then be able to ask for feedback. You sound like you may be over analysing the situation. A variety of factors are taken into account during the interview process, including academic background. I have had job interviews in the past where I have been nervous, slept little the night before, struggled to answer questions etc. and been successful. I have also had interviews where I felt I had come across as confident, knowledgeable etc. and couldn't have done much better and not got the job. In the latter case it was due to someone with more experience in that field going for the job, a lot comes down to who you are up against and how well they are suited to the position.

User: Tudor_Queen - 29 August 2017 16:30

Yeh don't worry about this one. If you get it you get it, wayhay. If not, then not. You just have to keep on applying. Maybe for the future you could come up with a little tip sheet for if you get sleepless beforehand - things you want to remember to do. Keep it basic... e.g., make sure I'm polite, maintain eye contact, whatever.

Good luck!!!
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