Write a 1 – 1.5 page (single-spaced) memo, using proper business memo format, detailing the key points in your analysis and observations. Address your memo to me. Be prepared to share your memo with your instructor in class for homework credit. Suggested topics you may want to address in your memo include: Describe your process of preparing for the interview. For example, how did you practice? Describe the rhetorical decisions you made about what to include in your answers and in how you presented yourself. That is, what did you choose to say and why, and what did you choose to leave out? Is there anything now you wish you had or had not included? (Remember to consider audience and context in this discussion.) Your feelings before, during, and after the presentation. What you think you did well and why (in addition to content, address delivery—how you spoke, made eye contact, etc.). What you think could be improved upon and why.
Is there anything now you wish you had or had not included in your interview? (Remember to consider audience and context in this discussion.)
After the interview, I reflected on my performance and identified areas for improvement. While I am generally satisfied with my responses and delivery during the interview, there are a few things that I wish I had or had not included.
One thing I wish I had included more of was specific examples of my experience and achievements. I feel that I provided some examples, but I could have done a better job of demonstrating the impact and relevance of my work. This would have helped me better convey my qualifications and value to the company.
On the other hand, there were a few things that I wish I had not included in my interview. For example, I tend to use filler words like “um” and “like” when I speak, and I wish I had been more mindful of this habit during the interview. These words can distract from my message and undermine my confidence, so I need to work on eliminating them in the future.
I wish I had been more mindful of my audience and context, and had taken more time to carefully consider what to include and what to leave out in my responses. By being more strategic and purposeful in my choices, I believe I could have more effectively conveyed my value and fit for the position.