Before an interview, are you expecting an outcome to be favorable or rather accepting the decision no matter what?
There are so many variables at play when it comes to interviews and the outcome is unpredictable, would accepting before starting be easier on your emotional well being?
Particularity, because you’re not the one making the decision and although you might have felt it went well, those on the receiving end might have felt otherwise, or maybe they decided to put the position on hold, or received an internal referral, or promoted within.
All areas out of your direct control.
You did your best at the time, and even if you didn’t, the conversation has ended.
When we expect a specific outcome, if we don’t get it, we’re usually disappointment.
Being disappointed in someone else’s action or decision can be a monkey on our back that we don’t want or need.
I’m not suggesting for you to agree with the outcome, but by accepting it allows you to take ownership, understand, embrace and take what you can from the situation as it unfolds.
When it comes to interviews, plan for victory, and learn from defeat.
Then if you succeed, celebrate and if you fail, re-calibrate.