Frequently asked questions

Q: I didn’t receive an offer after my interview, but I love the role. What can I do?

A: We usually implement the unsuccessful strategy whenever we are unsuccessful with an interview, assessment centre, case study, technical test etc. Check out that coaching session. If this is your dream job, would you take it on the chin, or would you keep trying (e.g. ask how you can turn things around)? I know what I would do. This is how we approach the unsuccessful strategy.


Q: How do I implement the unsuccessful strategy if I am going through a recruitment agency?

A: It’s important to maintain lots of positive relationships. Usually, we would discuss the approach we want to take with the recruitment agency and ask if they would mind us approaching the company directly.


Q: The company set up a time to talk to me about my application. I don’t know if I will be successful or not. How should I deal with this?

A: Ideally, we would ask whether they can share that the talk is about good news or “not so good” news. If they can share this information, then great, you know your results. If they can’t, do your best to react appropriately on the day. Suppose you are successful; well done. Showcase excitement and gratefulness! If you are unsuccessful, implement the unsuccessful strategy in person (check out the coaching session on this).

Q: How do I implement the unsuccessful strategy if I am going through a recruitment agency?

A: It’s important to maintain lots of positive relationships. Usually, we would discuss the approach we want to take with the recruitment agency and ask if they would mind us approaching the company directly.


Q: I am confused between after strategy messages. Which message should I send now to recruiters/managers?

A: Usually, we send a nice note to each of the interviewers and a message updating the hiring manager or recruiter ( if separate from the process). For the interviewers, you could use a template similar to the one provided in the after strategy video. Try to change them slightly for each person so they don’t find out that you copy and pasted it. For the hiring manager or recruiter (if separate from the process), I find it doesn’t hurt to send them an email like this: Dear xx, I hope you’re having a great day. I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with xx and xx and the case study. It has further bolstered my interest in the xx position at xx company. Thank you again for the opportunity. Kind regards, xx.