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The truth is, awkward moments happen to everyone. The key is knowing how to acknowledge it and move on gracefully.
Job interviews are demanding at the best of times, and then your phone rings or you blurt out a swear word! But it’s not over when something like this happens – if you know what to do.Your mobile phone rings. This happens to the best of us. If your phone rings in the middle of your job interview, Grainger-Marsh recommends dealing with it quickly, to get the conversation back on track. “Saying ‘I’m so sorry, I thought I had switched it to silent before I came in here – it must have been a slip of the finger,’ will do the trick. It makes it clear that this isn’t your standard M.O. and that you don’t believe it’s appropriate to take calls in important meetings.”
How to bounce back from an awkward moment
These strategies will help you get back into the right frame of mind if you find yourself in an awkward moment, to finish your interview on a positive note.
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